Black Maternal Health ECHO

About Black Maternal Health ECHO

Sessions will resume on September 6, 2023

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 BMH ECHO


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

Indiana Minority Health Coalition logo

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.


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

Upcoming Didactic Topics

Curriculum topics are subject to change

DateDidactic Topic
9/6/2023Main Drivers of Black Maternal Mortality // Updated Statistics
9/20/2023Trauma Informed Care
10/4/2023Domestic Violence
10/18/2023Pre-Term Birth
11/1/2023Preparing for Pregnancy
11/15/2023NICU Experience
12/6/2023Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and Management
12/20/2023Technology Focused on Black Maternal Health


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