(In)visible choices: Articulation work and the rise in US maternal mortality

Ashley Marie Walker, Michael A. DeVito, Kathryn E. Ringland, Madhu Reddy

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Abstract

The US maternal mortality is double that of the UK and Canada and still rising. This is a public health crisis, and draws our atention to systemic issues with US health care, as maternal mortality is a core statistic used to indicate health care quality. Responding to the increasing number of women dying during one of the most common experiences with the medical system will require organizing a diverse group of stakeholders over a long period of time. Due to the unevenly distributed nature of the crisis, with Black women 243% more likely to die in childbirth or from childbirth-related causes will also require us to incorporate underrepresented voices into the current system. To examine these issues, we conducted interviews with public health experts working to address maternal mortality. We found that articulation work practices in public health limit the ability of experts to initiate contact with the very stakeholders they need to build relationships with to address the rise in maternal mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2019 Companion - Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages403-407
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366922
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2019
Event22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2019 - Austin, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2019Nov 13 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period11/9/1911/13/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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