National Partnership for Women & Families

Maureen Corry

Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

Maureen Corry, Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

Maureen Corry is Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She joined the organization in January 2014 when Childbirth Connection joined forces with the National Partnership to integrate maternity care policy, shared decision making and quality improvement into the National Partnership’s program portfolio.

Prior to this, Corry served for 18 years as executive director of Childbirth Connection (founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association). Her vision and leadership helped position the organization as a powerful and effective advocate for evidence-based maternity care, and maternity care policy and quality improvement.

In 2007 Corry led efforts to plan and launch Childbirth Connection’s Transforming Maternity Care initiative which focused on improving maternity care quality and value through consumer engagement and health system transformation. This work resulted in the 2010 publication of two direction-setting consensus reports "2020 Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System" and "Blueprint for Action” and the establishment of the multi-stakeholder Transforming Maternity Care Partnership to implement Blueprint recommendations. Under her direction Childbirth Connection planned and carried out five national surveys of women’s childbearing experiences and perspectives. The surveys have influenced maternity care policy, practice and quality improvement efforts across the country.

Prior to joining Childbirth Connection, she spent 14 years at the March of Dimes Foundation in several executive positions including Director of Education and Health Promotion, Director of Community Services, and Connecticut Chapter Director. Corry is currently a member of the board of directors of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and serves as co-chair of the NQF 2014 National Priorities Partnership Maternity Action Team comprised of leading organizations working to improve the safety and quality of maternity care and align public-private sector initiatives in support of the National Quality Strategy. She also served as co-chair of the Maternity Action Team in 2012 and co-chair of the Steering Committee for the NQF’s National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Perinatal Care Project (2008). Corry is a member of the consumer advisory council of the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and a member of the Expert Design Team of the National Governors Association Improving Birth Outcomes Learning Network. She has served on numerous maternal and infant health committees including the AMA/Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement Maternity Workgroup and the Medicaid/CHIP Expert Panel on Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes. She received her MPH from Yale School of Public Health.

Corry lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts with her husband Jim. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.

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