Virtual Hill Briefing – Maternal Mortality and Intimate Partner Violence

Title: Virtual Hill Briefing: Maternal Mortality and Intimate Partner Violence

Date: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am Pacific/12:00pm – 1:00pm Eastern

View the webinar recording, view U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s remarks, view Representative Gwen Moore’s remarks.

Printed remarks will be uploaded shortly. 

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This event is hosted by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, American College of Obstetricians, March of Dimes, and Futures Without Violence in conjunction with U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Representative Gwen Moore.

As Congress addresses the threats to Black maternal health, it is important to also discuss the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on maternal mortality. The briefing will highlight the leading causes of pregnancy-associated deaths (homicide, suicide, and drug overdose) and the relationship with intimate partner violence and structural barriers to health equity. Join us to hear from leading health and advocacy experts to lift up these issues and share timely policy solutions.


  • Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Dr. Zsakeba Henderson, March of Dimes
  • Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
  • Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, Seattle Indian Health Board and Urban Indian Health Institute
  • Virginia Duplessis, MSW, Futures Without Violence
  • Tonya McFadden, MS, MSA, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Focused on finding solutions, the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA) reaches more than 850,000 health and allied health professionals among its member organizations and professional disciplines it represents.

For additional information, please contact Sally Schaeffer, consultant, at,
or Lisa James, Director of Health at Futures Without Violence, at

This webinar is supported by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (HRC) and the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA). The HRC is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.