Maternal Health Webinar Series:Utilizing Telehealth to Address Maternal Health Challenges

Date: September 8, 2022

Maternal Health Webinar Series: Utilizing Telehealth to Address Maternal Health Challenges

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) in Regions 5, 6, and 7 invite you to a webinar on Utilizing Telehealth to Address Maternal Health Challenges. This webinar is part of HRSA IEA Regions 5, 6, and 7’s Maternal Health Webinar Series. The series’ goal is to highlight innovations and promising practices as well as resources to promote and further maternal health and well-being across the lifespan.

Date:  Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Topics at a Glance

  • Learn more about HRSA Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funding and resources to support maternal and child health initiatives
  • Recognize the need and impact of tele- behavioral health resources for the perinatal population
  • Identify local and national resources to support community telehealth goals

Featured Speakers

Dawn Levinson, M.S.W, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Dawn Levinson, M.S.W., is Behavioral Health Lead at the Division of Healthy Start  and Perinatal Services, MCHB, HRSA. As MCHB’s Behavioral Health Lead, Ms. Levinson provides leadership, coordination, subject matter expertise and recommendations on behavioral health policy, program, and technical assistance across MCHB divisions and programs. She coordinates across HRSA and HHS and provides guidance and oversight to the behavioral health-focused technical assistance for two cooperative agreement programs: the Screening & Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders program, and the Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. She is the project officer for the 2020 CARES Act award, Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP), and the Supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Screening and Intervention program. Over the past two decades and across various HHS agencies, her experience has spanned behavioral and public health policy planning, development and analysis, grant program management, and administrative operations and management. Ms. Levinson entered federal service through the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and later, through the Presidential Management Fellows program. Prior to the government, she worked as a journalist, free-lance writer, and did direct practice social work

Patricia Carrillo, M.A, Research Project Coordinator, University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Patricia Carrillo is a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Washburn University and has completed MA coursework in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Denver. Her professional and academic work are focused on reproductive and maternal health disruptions and systems improvements. She has served as the Program Manager for the HRSA Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program in Kansas since 2019, supporting the management of grant deliverables and supporting community implementation, training, and outreach to providers and other perinatal stakeholders. 

Register for the webinar hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on September 20, 2022.

For more information about the webinar, contact Rachel Piotrowski at

Reasonable Accommodations

If you would like to request an auxiliary aid such as Sign Language Interpretive Services, please contact the HRSA Office for Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion at RA- at least five business days prior to the date of the event.

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