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In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, PNQIN is proud to support this free educational training from the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement. SPEAK UP Champions education is 8 hours of live virtual interactive learning that outlines quality improvement strategies to support individuals and groups with dismantling racism, providing quality equitable care, and reducing health disparities. Continuing Education is available.

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals in Massachusetts who support and care for patients before, during, and after pregnancy or professionals that care for newborns.

Training Objectives:

  1. Background Knowledge: Describe factors that contribute to perinatal disparities based on a social justice framework.
  2. Improvement Science: Outline quality improvement strategies and tactics for eliminating implicit and explicit bias when caring for birthing people and newborns.
  3. Action Plan: Develop a quality improvement action plan for ensuring equity in perinatal outcomes.

Quick Details

Date May 3rd 2023, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


May 3rd, 2023
Please view the conference flyer for a detailed schedule.

Get to know the Speakers

Renee Byfield, MS, RN, FNP, C-EFM

Renée Byfield works as Program Director of the SPEAK UP Implicit and Explicit Racial Bias Education for the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI). She advances PQI's mission by expanding the use of quality improvement science to eliminate preventable perinatal morbidity and mortality and end perinatal disparities.

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Debra Bingham is the Chief Executive Officer for PQI and developed, co-authored, and launched the SPEAK UP Against Racism Action Pathway. She works to expand the utilization of implementation and improvement science theories, frameworks, methods and tools to address perinatal morbidity and mortality.

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