The Fourth Trimester and Beyond: The Case for Broad Investments in Maternal and Child Health

September 15, 2021

The New York Fed, in collaboration with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted a virtual event on maternal health on September 15, 2021.

This multidisciplinary event discussed the case for broad investments in maternal and child health, focusing on financing opportunities and creating new business models to achieve equitable health outcomes for mothers and children.

Panels focused on post-partum health, policy insights, and financing opportunities.

This event focused on what needs to happen to ensure all mothers have the care they need to participate fully in the economy and all children have a healthy start.

Event Details

Date & Time
September 15, 2021
1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT


The event was open to the public and the media. All remarks were on the record and the event was recorded.

1:00pm-1:10pm Welcoming Remarks

Naureen Hassan, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Dean, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
1:10pm-1:35pm Panel 1: Framing Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Audrey Lyndon, Assistant Dean for Clinical Research, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Vernice D. Ferguson Professor in Health Equity

Dr. Monica McLemore, Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Antonia Villarruel, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
1:35pm-2:00pm Panel 2: The Fourth Trimester

Moderator: Dr. Mimi (Paulomi) Niles, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Valerie Barton-Richardson, Chief Administrative Officer, CAMBA
Sevonna Brown, Co-Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint
Lisa David, President & Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Solutions
2:00pm-2:25pm Panel 3: Policy Insights & Upstream Financing Solutions

Moderator: Otho Kerr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact Investing, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rachel Bluestein, SVP, National Programs, Low Income Investment Fund
Dr. Daniel Stephens, MD, Deputy Commissioner Family Child Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Monique Shaw, Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2:25pm-2:30pm Closing Remarks

David Erickson, SVP, Head of Outreach and Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


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