District Policy Group Senior Vice President Julie Scott Allen spoke at an event on “Maternal and Child Health: Tackling Disparities, Improving Outcomes,” sponsored by The Hill, on June 12.
When it comes to maternal health, deaths related to pregnancy have increased in the United States over the past quarter century. The Hill brought together policymakers, health officials, medical experts and patient advocates for a discussion on why this is and how it can be addressed.
Julie is both a survivor of preeclampsia, a potentially serious pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, and government affairs representative for the Preeclampsia Foundation. She discussed her experience in both capacities in a conversation with Dr. Allison Bryant, MD, Vice Chair of Quality, Equity and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of OB/Gyn, Dr. Lisa M. Hollier, MD, President-Elect, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Patricia Loftman, CNM, American College of Nurse-Midwives.