Adams named Co-chair of UW Health/Meriter Maternal Child Health Steering Group

Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was recently named co-chair of the UW Health/UnityPoint Health-Meriter Maternal and Child Health Steering Group!

The Maternal and Child Health Steering Group is comprised of stakeholders from UW Health and UPH- Meriter in clinical/non-clinical areas such as OB, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Social Work, Population Health, Healthy Kids Collaborative (School-based initiatives), and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The group was formed as a strategic initiative in response to the racial inequities in maternal and child health in Dane County identified in the 2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The group’s primary objective is to improve health outcomes for babies born to African American birthing persons using a reproductive justice framework. 

Congratulations, Dr. Adams!