This session will review Texas-specific maternal morbidity and mortality as well as specific changes that birthing women of color face nationwide. In addition, the session will review policy efforts to combat this.
Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates is program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
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Dr. Jessica Edwards is practicing family medicine in New Braunfels, Texas, and earned her master of science degree from the HSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2010. She is board certified in Family Medicine and OMT by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
She completed her residency at Care Point Health in Family Medicine in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2016, she was the recipient of the American Osteopathic Foundation/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Outstanding Resident in Family Medicine Award.
She was selected and served on AACOM’s prestigious Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship. She received the National Medicine Association Post Graduate Top Healthcare Professional Under 40 Award in 2019. In 2020, she was a keynote speaker at the TOMA Midwinter Conference. She is the Founder and CEO of Zara Medical Aesthetics and is currently practicing Family Medicine.
Dr. Edwards discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
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