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Why Everyone Must SPEAK UP:
Trends and
Racial Disparities
in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

(Non-CNE Version)


INDIVIDUAL Use Only (1 Learner)

The non-CNE version costs 50% less than the CNE version

Every maternal death is a tragedy that traumatizes many, including the healthcare workers involved in caring for the mother and baby. When mothers die, it has an enormous impact on partners, children, and communities, and the rate of maternal death is a marker of the overall health of a society.

It is unacceptable that Black and indigenous women are more likely to die and suffer severe maternal morbidity when giving birth in the United States than women from other races and ethnicities.

This approximately 30 minute web-based program, developed by the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI), provides interactive education designed for healthcare workers who care for people who are or may become pregnant.  

At the completion of the training, the learner will:

  • describe trends in the rate of maternal mortality and severe morbidity
  • identify the leading causes of pregnancy-related mortality in the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum phases
  • describe racial disparities in maternal mortality

The other two SPEAK UP Champion's modules are:


Promo Code:  PQI offers an additional 50% discount on the non-CNE module for people who primarily work with the community to improve perinatal outcomes for people who are Black, Indigenous, or belong to any other group where inequities exist. Enter the Promo Code:  COMMUNITY at checkout.

Note:  The CNE version was released on May 1, 2020.

Click here to subscribe as a facility/hospital subscriber to get a discount on the education, receive two PQI Action Briefs per subscription year, and to support PQI's mission.  

Click here for additional information about all of PQI's facility-based subscription benefits.

Contact info@perinatalQI.org if you would like information about the cost of purchasing multiple seat licenses or need customer assistance.


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The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) owns the copyright for the Trends and Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity – All Rights Reserved. Those who purchase access to this module for Individual Use Only are agreeing to not share the materials with others. PQI also offers group sales for institutional use by hospitals and facilities for the purpose of training perinatal teams. These products are for educational purposes only. Clinicians need to to make all patient care decisions based on their own assessments, their knowledge, and the individual needs of the patients that they are caring for. PQI has sought to ensure that accurate information is presented and to describe generally accepted practices. However, PQI is not responsible for errors or omissions or for any consequences from application of the information in this resource and makes no warranty expressed or implied with respect to the contents of this resource and materials.   Click here for our full legal statement. 

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