Share your passion for maternal health and well-being!
Submit a proposal to present at the 4th National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium.
Call for Proposals OPEN
Deadline to submit:
Friday, April 21, 2023 by 11:59 pm ET.
The 2023 Symposium will be held August 2-3 in Minneapolis, MN in-person only and a virtual component will be held August 9-10, 2023.
Click ‘Submit Here’ to submit proposals for Presentations (in-person or virtual), Skills Sessions (in-person only), Spark Sessions (pre-recorded) and Posters.
Please read the details about the proposals before submitting. All questions can be found in the Proposal Prompts button below.
Email Allison George with questions about proposals.
What is the National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium?
The Symposium is an event hosted by the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center.
- Deepen their 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, policymakers, researchers, and many others. We had over 140 in-person attendees and over 600-800 virtual attendees 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?
This is open to everyone with creative and innovative ideas that are making an impact to improve maternal health. These flexible presentation opportunities are appropriate for a diverse range of groups and individuals.
Individuals may submit to present alone, but we encourage them to present as a team that represents contributors such as people with lived experience, program assistants, and others.
Presenter Scholarships Available
To increase the representation of historically excluded populations and elevate the needs of those most impacted by maternal health disparities, MHLIC is offering limited travel scholarships to presenters addressing topics related to the needs of Black, Indigenous, and rural birthing people. If you are interested in being considered for scholarship support, please let us know by indicating this in your proposal.
|Proposals Due:||Friday, April 21, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET|
|Notification of Decision:||Friday, May 26, 2023|
|Final Spark Session Videos Due:||Friday, June 30, 2023, 11:59 pm ET|
|Final Uploaded PDF of Poster Due:||Friday, June 30, 2023, 11:59 pm ET|
Collaboration with AMCHP’s Innovation Hub
Again 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.