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The Fourth Trimester and Beyond: The Case for Broad Investments in Maternal and Child Health

September 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm EDT

Pregnant mom with husband and son

The New York Fed, in collaboration with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host a virtual event on maternal health on September 15, 2021.

This multidisciplinary event will discuss the case for broad investments in maternal and child health, focusing on financing opportunities and creating new business models to achieve equitable health outcomes for mothers and children.

Panels will focus on post-partum health, policy insights, and financing opportunities.

This event will focus on what needs to happen to ensure all mothers have the care they need to participate fully in the economy and all children have a healthy start.

The event is open to the public and the media. All remarks are on the record and the event will be recorded.


1:00-1:10 pm ET

Welcoming remarks

Naureen Hassan, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Dean, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

1:10-1:35 pm ET

Panel 1: Framing discussion

Audrey Lyndon, Assistant Dean for Clinical Research, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Dr. Monica McLemore, Associate Professor of Family Health, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Antonia Villarruel, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

1:35-2:00 pm ET

Panel 2: The fourth trimester

Valerie Barton-Richardson, Chief Administrative Officer, Camba Housing Ventures NYC
Sevonna Brown, Co-Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint
Lisa David, President & Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Solutions
Mimi (Paulomi) Niles, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

2:00-2:25 pm ET

Panel 3: Policy insights & upstream financing solutions

Rachel Bluestein, Senior Vice President of National Programs, Low Income Investment Fund
Otho Kerr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact Investing, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Monique Shaw, Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Daniel Stephens, MD, Deputy Commissioner Family Child Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

2:25-2:30 pm ET

Closing remarks

David Erickson, Senior Vice President and Head of Outreach and Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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