Share your passion for maternal health and well-being!
Submit a proposal to present at the third National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium.
Call for Proposals Closed. Expect Decisions by May 23, 2022.
The 2022 Symposium will be held August 2-3 in Chicago, IL with in-person and virtual attendance and presentation options.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for the Symposium. Our team is reviewing all submissions and will make notifications by May 23, 2022.
What is the National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium?
The Symposium is an event hosted by the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center.
- Deepen understanding of current issues in maternal health,
- Learn about innovative initiatives to improve maternal health, particularly for Black and Indigenous birthing people, and people living in rural areas, and
- Obtain skills and information needed to create change in communities.
Our goal is that the Symposium will continue to grow into a trusted, evidence-driven, and community-centered space for maternal health professionals and others invested in the well-being of families to connect, recharge, and to advance maternal health equity in the communities in which they serve and support.
The Symposium serves everyone interested in improving systems of care and maternal health outcomes, including public health professionals, health care providers and administrators, community groups, advocates, policy makers, researchers, and many others. We anticipate over 1,000 registrants in 2022.
What topics are included?
MHLIC is focused on identifying work to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. We focus on engagement, innovation, and policy to advance equitable maternal health outcomes, but will also consider proposals in other categories. While we do include proposals that are focused on clinical interventions, this year, we are especially seeking submissions that focus on public health, policy, or system work to improve maternal health.
See more details below.
Who should submit?
These flexible presentation opportunities are appropriate for a diverse range of groups and individuals working to advance maternal health.
Individuals interested in presenting can submit to present alone, but we encourage presenters to consider presenting in a team which includes a wide representation of individuals who contributed to the work such as people with lived experience, program assistants, and others.
Students are welcome to submit proposals through this Call for Proposals, though we will have a separate call for student work, including posters and panels available in March 2022. For more information on those options, please email Alice Pollard.
We may have limited scholarships to support in-person attendance from presenters.
Proposals Due: April 25 at 11:59 PM EST
Notification of Decision: May 23, 2022
Final Spark Session Videos Due: July 1, 2022
Announcing a Collaboration with AMCHP’s Innovation Hub
This year, Spark Session proposal submitters can also choose to have their proposal automatically shared with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) for possible inclusion in AMCHP Innovation Hub’s MCH Innovations Database, a searchable database of effective practices and policies grounded in practice-based evidence that positively impact maternal and child health (MCH). This is a special offering to make it easier for presenters at the National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium to have their work considered for Innovation Hub. Benefits of being featured in Innovation Hub include sharing successes with peers around the country who may want to replicate your work, contributing to the MCH evidence base, and receiving national recognition for your work. If you are only interested in AMCHP’s Innovation Hub, you can learn more on their website.