MEDIA BRIEFING - Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report

SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be issuing the second edition of the Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report. The report is the culmination of work by two maternal mortality review committees and IDPH and addresses maternal deaths, the causes, whether the deaths were directly related to pregnancy, if they were preventable, and recommendations to prevent future deaths.

WHO:

Dr. Ngozi Ezike - Illinois Department of Public Health, Director
Shannon Lightner - Illinois Department of Public Health, Deputy Director for the Office of Women’s Health and Family Services
Dr. Robin L. Jones - Maternal Mortality Review Committee, Chairperson
Rush University Medical Center     

WHEN:

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Noon

WHERE:

WebEx
To sign up for the WebEx go to https://bit.ly/3xF8W30.

The report will be available on the IDPH website at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.