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Maternal Health Roundtable

10:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554


The Connected Future of Maternity Care: Intersecting Maternal Health and Broadband Data

The Federal Communications Commission in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held this joint Roundtable.

The Connected Future of Maternity Care Roundtable gathered public and private sector thought leaders from a variety of disciplines on the front lines of the maternal health crisis, including policymakers, telecommunications, public health, clinical, research, and data analytics experts, to explore the intersection between broadband connectivity and maternal health and why broadband is critically important in maternal health. Participants also explored the role of broadband as a social determinant of health and the implications of this framework to improve maternal health outcomes and inform broadband and health policies. Improving maternal health equity through increased access to broadband-enabled health technologies, tools, and solutions is a critical priority and was an overarching theme of the event. Finally, participants discussed and helped accelerate a cross-agency, cross-sector dialogue on more fully leveraging broadband to help address the maternal health crisis facing our nation.

The event was open to the public at FCC headquarters and on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live. Preregistration was encouraged for both. See the Public Notice for the full agenda.

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