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Saturday, September 23 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
Why are So Many New Mothers Dying?

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The maternal mortality crisis in Texas: what caused it, what we can do about it, and why we haven’t addressed it already

Supported by Quest Diagnostics

Moderators
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Marissa Evans (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Evans reports on health and human service policy issues for the Tribune and has been in Austin since October 2016. Before the Tribune she reported for CQ Roll Call in D.C. where she covered state legislatures and health care issues. Evans’ reporting has appeared in Civil Eats, Ci... Read More →

Speakers
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Kami Geoffray

CEO of the Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas
Geoffray has served as head of the Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas since 2016. She has served with nonprofit and governmental organizations at the state and national level. Most recently, Geoffray worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission... Read More →
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Lisa Hollier

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Chairwoman
Hollier is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases during pregnancy. She also serves as chairwoman of Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force, which studies cases... Read More →
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Donna Howard

State Representative
Howard, D-Austin, has represented House District 48 since 2006. She serves as vice chairwoman of the Calendars Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Budget Transparency & Reform. She also sits on the Administration, Higher Education and Appropriations committees... Read More →
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Marsha Jones

Executive Director of the Afiya Center
Jones is co-founder and executive director of The Afiya Center, which focuses on reproductive health access for black women. She is a member of the Texas Equal Access Fund Board of Directors and serves on several national boards. Jones is also a steering member of the National Women AIDS Coalition and co-chair of the Texas Black Women... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Texas Union, Santa Rita Room 2247 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705