October 21, 2022
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health
November 29–December 1, 2022
Register to Attend
The NIH is hosting the virtual Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health to assess the scientific evidence on predicting and preventing poor postpartum health outcomes and identify research gaps.
The United States is experiencing a growing maternal health crisis. Approximately 700 women die each year from conditions related to pregnancy. Another 50,000 women experience severe pregnancy-related complications—like heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and depression.
Maternal health research has generally focused on pregnancy, but the majority of maternal deaths and complications occur during the first year after the pregnancy has ended (the postpartum period). The research community must increase efforts to improve postpartum care.
Speakers in this workshop will discuss the current scientific evidence on predicting and preventing poor postpartum health outcomes. Attendees will have opportunities to submit questions and comments. After the workshop, an independent panel will draft a report outlining evidence gaps and priorities for future research.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention; NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
This will be the twelfth workshop convened as part of the NIH Pathways to Prevention program. Pathways to Prevention workshops use an unbiased, evidence-based process to identify research gaps in a scientific area of broad public health importance and suggest ways to move the field forward.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please select all days you are interested in attending in order to receive the unique meeting link for each day. A recording of the workshop will be available approximately one month after the event. To register to attend and to receive the latest information about the workshop, visit prevention.nih.gov/P2P-PostpartumHealth.
This workshop will be captioned in real-time. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations should contact NIHP2P@mail.nih.gov.
For more information, visit the workshop webpage.
Kate Winseck, M.S.W.
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)