Addressing Neonatal/Perinatal Health Disparities in the US from the Bedside: Achieving Health Equity through Neonatal Therapists

By Sue Ludwig

We’re thrilled to tell you about our brand-new featured course, which is available at no cost!

Sponsored by Pampers Professional, this CE symposium is designed to help healthcare professionals become aware of health disparities and learn how to break down barriers to equitable care to achieve improved outcomes. Together we can help all mothers thrive before, during and after pregnancy.


Title: Addressing Neonatal/Perinatal Health Disparities in the US from the Bedside: Achieving Health Equity through Neonatal Therapists

Release Date: Available Now, On-Demand

Speaker: Terri Major-Kincade, MD, MPH, FAAP

Speaker Bio: Terri Major-Kincade, MD, MPH, FAAP or Dr. Boo as she is affectionately called is a double board-certified neonatologist and pediatrician with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, perinatal health disparities advocate, and neonatal palliative care and perinatal hospice provider currently based in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Terri is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and she holds an MD/MPH from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency and Neonatology Training at UT Southwestern and UT Houston. She has expertise in health equity and racial health disparities and has led several outreach initiatives to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes through partnerships with the March of Dimes Texas.

As a nationally sought leader in the area of perinatal health disparities, Dr. Terri currently serves as a National Board Member for the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance where she leads their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts and on the Return to Zero-H.O.P.E. Clinical Advisory Board where she advocates for Neonatal Bereavement Resources for marginalized populations.

Dr. Terri is an Amazon Best Selling Author for her Book entitled Early Arrival: 9 Things Parents Need to know about life in the NICU and recently joined the Pampers Professional Team.

She is a highly requested keynote speaker known in the industry for her authenticity and compassion in discussing challenging topics around racial health disparities and neonatal palliative care.

Course Description: Learners will review trends in neonatal/maternal mortality with emphasis on racial disparities, highlighting life course perspective and social determinants of health. 6 areas of expertise for neonatal therapists are highlighted to improve health equity by directly empowering marginalized parents.

Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, RN, MD and Neonatal professionals

CE Credit: 1.5 hours for OT, PT, SLP and Nursing; Approved for Ethics Content

Educational Level: Intermediate


  1. Summarize the national trends in perinatal/neonatal health disparities
  2. Identify the relationship between maternal health disparities and neonatal health
  3. Recognize the historical context for persistent racial health disparities
  4. Summarize the unique role of neonatal therapists in decreasing neonatal disparities in the NICU
  5. List 6 key areas for neonatal therapists to increase health equity in the NICU

Instructional Methods: Recorded webinar, lecture, handouts, and reflection time. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.

Click here to access the course now. You can login for the CE version or select the Non-CE Version on the course page to view without creating an account.

Thank you to Pamper’s Professional for ensuring Dr. Major-Kincaid’s invaluable course can be accessed around the world at no cost to the learner.

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