The primary goal of the MATCH Coalition is to inform key stakeholders and promote related policies, guidelines, and regulations that support the adoption and application of clinically appropriate technology for the betterment of maternal health outcomes by fostering activities in the areas of research, education, and innovation.
MATCH Coalition June 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
This month we turn our attention to the Liberty & Prosperity State - New Jersey. The state is working diligently to address its high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity. Find out about the related and associated challenges that are plaguing the state and what strategies are being taken to address them.
May 17, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00PM Eastern
On May 17th, the MATCH Coalition’s Virtual Hill Briefing focused on measures necessary for the betterment of maternal health through digital and telecommunication technologies. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS United States Representative Robin Kelly with Dr. Nicole WIlliams followed by a roundtable discussion on “Overcoming Maternity Deserts: The Need for Equitable Broadband and Technology Access” with guests Mignon Clyburn, MLC Strategies and Former Commissioner, FCC; Dr. Cecilia Albaro, OSF Healthcare; Adimika Arthur, HealthTech 4 Medicaid; and Joe Cutrell, AT&T
April 19, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition reflected on the activities of the Black Maternal Health Week, April 11 - 15th. Highlights of the week and big takeaways on maternal health policy, technology, and national programs were reviewed. Guest Speakers included: Dorshonda Evans, BSHA, LPN, Member Engagement Director, Tennessee Rural Health Association; Shereese Maynard, MS, MBA, Managing Director, Envision Care, and Co-Founder, HIT Like a Girl; Megan Simmons, JD, MPA, Director of Policy, National Birth Equity Collaborative; Kristina Wint, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Reproductive and Maternal Health and Wellness, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
WATCH THE REPLAY
March 15, 2022 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition joins REACH for the Maternal Health and Wellness Influencers' Luncheon HIMSS22 Orlando and ONLINE
The purpose of this event was to provide a meeting ground for maternal health innovators, thought leaders, and influencers. The event was hosted on Zoom and onsite at the Hyatt Regency, Florida
Topics explored included: Maternal Health and Digital Health Tools; Perinatal Behavioral Health Support; Maternal Health and Chronic Disease Management; Maternal Health Policy and Regulations; Promoting Positive Birthing Experiences; and Perinatal Nutrition for Life - Before Birth and Beyond
February 18, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Dr. Heidi Altman, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Southern University presented findings from her research on clinical empathy and the experiences of pregnant women, called The Georgia Moms Project.
January 18, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP, FACOG, Johns Hopkins Health System, Chair of Telehealth, ACOG presented perspectives on digital health adoption and growth in the area of maternal health. Dr. DeNicola led the meeting attendees in a discussion on the needs and current activities that their institutions are conducting. The group also discussed what is missing in the legislative line up for maternal health and wellbeing.
December 14, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
In December, MATCH Coalition established its 2022 goals and objectives and celebrated the accomplishments of 2021.
November 16, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
For the Month of November, the MATCH Coalition Monthly Meeting featured #Kansas. Our special guest speakers were Tracy Russell, Executive Director of Nurture KC, and Sharla A. Smith, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, who spoke to the maternal health needs of The Sunflower State, WATCH THE REPLAY
October 23, 2021 - MATCH Coalition 2021 Fall Virtual Hill Briefing - WATCH THE VIDEO Opening by Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-D) Fireside Chat with Representative Sharice Davids (KS-D) Digital Health Reflections on the use of tech in addressing SDOH factors presented by Blake Marggraff and Erika Halsey, HIMSS Global Health Equity Network Tech Challenge Winner, CaresignalRoundtable on Improving Data Infrastructure for Better Maternal Health Outcomes moderated by MATCH Coalition Co-chair Fran Ayalasomayajula, MPH, MSMIS, PMP, panelists include Adriiana Lagorio, Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA); Jeff Wall, MD, FACOG, Senior Director, Clinical Informatics, Cerner; Debbie Kilday, MSN, Principal, Women and Infants Service Line, Premier; and Mariah Chrans, IBCLC, PhD, Program Director at Cradle Kansas City
September 21, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern Our special guest speaker was Kripa Sreepada, Health Policy Advisor for Senator Tina Smith (D-MN). Kripa will provide an outlook on the remainder of 2021 and get us geared up for the MATCH Coalition Fall 2021 Virtual Briefing scheduled for October.
August 10, 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 PM Eastern The MATCH Coalition join Reach at HIMSS21 for the REACH Maternal Health and Wellness Virtual Influencers' LuncheonTuesday, August 10th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Caesars, Forum 104 / Zoom, Participants selected their table topic of choice by joining a breakout room based on List of Breakout Rooms/Table Topics included: Maternal Health and Digital Health Tools; Maternal Health and Substance Abuse; Maternal Health and Chronic Disease Management; Local to Global Maternal Health Policy; and Behavioral Health Support.
July 20, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
In July, the MATCH Coalition's special guest speaker was Michael Williams, Legislative Director for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA). WATCH THE REPLAY
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June 15, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
Our special guest speaker for June 2021 was Earle Rugg, CEO of Rural Health IT, Earle is a serial HRSA awardee - grant writer. During his presentation, Earle described the grant/funding landscape, the expectations of HRSA and other funding sources, and how granting institutions' expectations are evolving. WATCH THE REPLAY
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May 18, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
For May we were honored to have Alyson Kelly Northrup, Associate Director for Government Affairs at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs as our special guest speaker - WATCH THE REPLAY
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April 20, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition hosted its monthly meeting. The agenda included:
March 17, 2021 - MATCH Coalition 2021 Virtual Hill Briefing - WATCH THE VIDEO “Combatting Maternal Mortality in the Age of Digital Health”
Featuring a Fireside Chat with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and
Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, FACOG, MS, of Ochsner Health
Followed by a Lively Panel Featuring
Dr. Rebecca Rieck, MD, University of Virginia Health
Veronica Adamson, General Manager, Obstetrics Monitoring, Philips
Wanda Irving, Founder, Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project
Tonia Wu, Office of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Moderated by David Gray, HIMSS and Fran Ayalasomayajula, MPH, MSMIS, PHP, Reach