Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop: Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health

November 29-December 1, 2022


NICHD; Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), Office of the NIH Director (OD), NIH; Office of Research on Women’s Health, OD, NIH; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH; National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH


Virtual; registration is free but required


The United States is experiencing a maternal health crisis. Approximately 700 women die each year from conditions related to pregnancy. Another 50,000 women experience severe pregnancy-related complications like heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and depression.

Maternal health research has generally focused on pregnancy, but maternal deaths and complications occur up to a year after the pregnancy has ended, usually called the postpartum period. The research community must increase efforts to improve postpartum care to turn the tide of the crisis.

Speakers at this workshop will discuss current scientific evidence on predicting and preventing poor health outcomes in the postpartum period. Attendees will have opportunities to submit questions and comments. After the workshop, an independent panel will draft a report outlining evidence gaps and priorities for future research using the workshop discussion as its foundation.

This workshop will provide real-time captioning. Individuals with questions regarding accessibility or needs for other reasonable accommodations should contact or 301-827-5561. Requests should be made at least 5 business days before the event.

More Information


Juanita Chinn, Population Dynamics Branch, NICHD
Phone: 301-827-4901

ODP Email:

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