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Moore Equity in Mental Health Round Table: “Birth Related Maternal Death: The Mental Health impact on Families"

The current maternal health crisis in the United States disproportionately impacts non-Hispanic Black and Indigenous birthing people, who are three to four times more likely to experience birth-related deaths and Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM). This roundtable discussion will focus on the impact of maternal deaths on surviving family members and the unmet mental health needs of those who experience SMM. The panelist will explore strategies to address maternal mental health care access disparities and discuss ways front-line reproductive health providers can facilitate mental health services referrals to better support families.


Recorded webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the secondary consequences of SMM for birthing persons and its impact on families' mental health and well-being during the postpartum period.
  • Develop Strategies to address the disparities in maternal mental health care access related to SMM.
  • Discuss ways reproductive psychiatrists and frontline maternal health practitioners can better support birthing persons and families impacted by SMM.

Target Audience

Medical Students, Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists, Non-psychiatrist Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Peer Specialists, Pharmacists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Event Date: October 10, 2023
Credit Claim Date: October 10, 2026

How to Earn Credit

In support of improving patient care, American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

  • Diana Ramos, M.D, M.P.H, MBA, F.A.C.O.G. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dionne Hart, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

  • Regina James, MD, APA. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 10/10/2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit
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