2019 Annual Meeting


An Interdisciplinary Approach to Safe Birth Outcomes in New Mexico

We are calling on everyone with a role in providing care for NM families during the transitions of pregnancy, postpartum, and early infancy to join advocates and community members as we learn from national and state experts and collaborate to achieve the best birth outcomes for our NM communities.

There are exciting changes to our meeting format this year that will include FREE CME credits and greater opportunities for networking and discussion of important perinatal care issues facing our state.  We are able to offer limited travel and lodging support for those coming from outside of the Albuquerque metro area.

Date:   Friday, October 25, 2019 & Saturday, October 26, 2019

Location:  The University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Registration:      http://www.cvent.com/d/byqfj2

Continuing Medical Education:  CME will be offered at no charge




10:30-11:00          Registration/Coffee

11:00-11:15            Welcome
                                Eve Espey, New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative
                               Emma Gamelsky, March of Dimes

11:15-12:00            Leveraging the expertise of women, people and families to improve birth outcomes in New Mexico.

Representative Micaela Cadena, Research Director, Young Women United

12:00-12:30         March of Dimes Prematurity Report Update

Emma Gamelsky

12:30-12:40           Network exercise

12:40-1:15              Box Lunch / Networking

1:15-2:45                Breakout Sessions

-(90 min in Auditorium) Immediate postpartum LARC

Mara D’Amico, Jen Robinson, Eve Espey

-(45 min repeating in Atrium circle) Mind the Gap: Gestating a community coalition to address perinatal mental health in New Mexico Jennifer Williams, Martha Tiryaki, Rebecca Leeman, Ivonne Boujaoude, Grace Isner

-(45min repeating in small conf room) Reimbursement for Doula services Denicia Cadena

2:45-3:00               Break

3:00- 3:30             Community impact of the NMPC in 2019

 Abby Reese

3:30-4:30             Debriefing with our patients and staff after birth events: Defining our toolkit

4:30-5:00             Wrap-up/Reflection/Day 2 Preview



8:00-8:30               Registration/Coffee

8:30-9:30               Understanding Implicit Bias in Maternity Care

  Kwelli Rashied-Henry, Director of Health Equity, MOD

9:30- 10:15            NM Birth Equity Collaborative follow-up discussion

 Sunshine Muse

10:15-10:30            Break

10:30-11:00           MMRC report

Sharon Phelan, Katrina Nardini, Eirian Coronado

11:00- 11:30          AIM safety bundles to improve health in New Mexico

Gillian Burkhardt

11:30- 11:40           New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative Quality Champion awards

Abby Reese & Eve Espey

11:40-12:20           Opioid crisis in NM – CARA law implications for practice

 Andy Hsi

12:20-12:55            Box Lunch / networking

12:55-2:25              Breakout Sessions

  Auditorium-Policy initiatives to support improved birth outcomes

Tracy McDaniel- Paid Family Leave

Linda Siegle- NM Legislative Update

Christina Brigance- What are your priorities for MCH resources in NM?: Title V Needs Assessment focus group

 Various Stations –  Hands-on sessions for AIM / Improving Perinatal Health ECHO sites

2:25-2:45              Our Collective Call to Action



  • Friday, 10/25 1:00-4:30: NM Maternal Mortality Review Committee meeting
  • Saturday, 10/26 3:00-5:00: New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative Board Meeting