Black Maternal Health ECHO

About Black Maternal Health ECHO

In partnership with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC), the IUI ECHO Center invites you to join the Black Maternal Health (BMH) ECHO. 

Become part of a network of birthing professionals exploring clinical practice changes that can help to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women in Indiana. In each ECHO session, you will meet to discuss didactic content related to disparities often faced by Black women and review a patient story with a multidisciplinary group including:

  • Physicians
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurses
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Community health workers, and
  • Other healthcare providers

The BMH ECHO meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1:00 p.m. ET. 

Register for Black Maternal Health ECHO

Upcoming Didactic Topics

Curriculum topics are subject to change

DateDidactic Topic
4/2/2024Doulas: Birth Advocates by Davinia Givens, Nicole Williams, Lauren Lancaster, Vicky Montes
4/17/2024Maternal Healthcare from a Black Physician's Perspective by Jo Ann Matory, MD
5/1/2024Healthcare Considerations for LGBTQIA Pregnancy
5/15/2024Supporting Black Fathers by Levi Funches Jr., MD, FAAP 
6/5/2024Supporting Black Mothers by Salihah Taliffaro, MSW, LCSW
6/19/2024Cancelled for Juneteenth


Recorded didactic presentations are available to our registered participants in our Canvas Resource Library.

DateDidactic Topic
09/06/2023Indiana Maternal Mortality Review
09/20/2023Trauma Base Care for Black Women with Poor Obstetric Outcomes
10/04/2023Domestic Violence
10/18/2023Count the Kicks // Healthy Birth Day, Inc.
11/01/2023What A Difference Doulas and Midwives Make!
11/15/2023Developing a Culturally Responsive C.A.R.E. Model for Black Families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
12/06/2023Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and Management
12/20/2023Cancelled for Winter Break
01/03/2024Cancelled for New Year's
01/17/2024Perinatal Mental Health and Addictions
02/07/2024Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) Act
02/21/2024Nutrition, Food Desert Considerations, and Available Services for Families During and After Pregnancy
03/06/2024Birthwork Justice, Equity, and Evolution: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Black Birthworkers and Navigating the Professions
03/20/2024Implementing Trauma Informed Care: A Care-Based Approach

Recorded didactic presentations are available to our registered participants in our Canvas Resource Library.

DateDidactic Topic
04/06/2022Overview of ECHO & the Goal of the MMH ECHO
05/04/2022Count the Kicks
06/01/2022Race, Equity, and Maternal Health
07/06/2022"I see you" and "I am here": Addressing Stress & Anxiety in Black Perinatal Women
08/03/2022Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and Treatment
09/07/2022COVID & Pregnancy: Making the Case for Transformational Change
10/05/2022So much more than "Are you safe at home?" A discussion on domestic violence
11/02/2022An Overview of the Statewide Indiana Pregnancy Promise Program
12/07/2022Doulas: Birth Advocates
01/04/2023PATH4YOU: Pregnancy at a Time that is Happy and Healthy for YOU
02/22/2023Pregnancy and Heart Health
03/01/2023Moral Injury
04/19/2023A General Overview of Treatment of HIV Infection and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Pregnancy


This ECHO is supported in partnership with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition. To learn more about the IMHC, please visit:

Funding for this program is supported by CareSource.

Indiana Minority Health Coalition logoCareSource logo


For any questions, please feel free to reach out to our assistant director, Kaley Liang:

Name change announcement

The Minority Maternal Health ECHO will be formally transitioning its name to the Black Maternal Health ECHO. This name change is made to better recognize the specific and most significant disparities witnessed in Black maternal care and outcomes. The IUI ECHO Center and the Indiana Minority Health Coalition are resolutely committed to improving the lives and health of Black patients in Indiana by creating a safe space for healthcare teams to develop cultural humility and competence and to gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based practices to transform systems of health.