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WCHQ Healthcare Maternal Health and Immunizations Assembly to take place May 7 in Madison

Registration open to all

MADISON, WI (March 18, 2024) —– The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has announced that registration is now open for its maternal health and immunizations seminar. With the theme, “Driving Change: Education and Awareness for Immunizations and Maternal Mortality in High-Risk Communities,” the event will take place Tuesday, May 7, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin.

“There is a stark statistic that leads our work around maternal health, which is that 97% of pregnancy-related deaths in Wisconsin could be prevented,” reported WCHQ President/CEO Gabrielle Rude, PhD. “The protection of our vulnerable moms, as well as sharing ways to increase education around immunizations, makes this event extremely valuable to our state’s healthcare systems.”

The keynote speaker will be Erica Olivier, B.A., M.S, Deputy Commissioner of Community Health for the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Additional event topics include:

    • Data driven approaches to reducing maternal mortality and increasing immunization rates.
    • Implementing solutions for safety and equity for mom and baby.
    • Collaboration of health system and area food pantry delivering food to new families.
    • Education and data around vaccines that are new or lower uptake.
    • Community health worker perspective on barriers they see to getting immunizations.

Event details and registration information are available on the WCHQ website, Employees of WCHQ member organizations may attend the event free of charge. The registration fee for attendees not affiliated with a WCHQ member organization is $80. Registration is requested by April 29, 2024.


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