Birth Equity

Maternal mortality rates, especially among Black and Indigenous people, persist at alarming levels. MoMMAs Voices fosters a supportive community that amplifies these often unheard experiences. Here, individuals can connect and grow beside others seeking change. Our Patient Family Partner (PFP) community reflects this value, as seen by the diversity of its membership. We provide a collaborative space to talk about difficult issues in maternal health, such as the quality and consistency of maternal healthcare delivery, patient-provider communications, racial disparities, and the need  for increased research funding.

By leveraging and uniting the shared agendas of maternal health organizations, we more effectively advocate for and move the needle on healthcare practices, systemic change, and a more equitable maternal healthcare system.

The following presentations present actionable ways to increase your birth equity learning and allyship. Take some time today to watch these inspiring previous presentations.

Nurturing Allyship

Marcia Phillips explains how to nurture allyship and become a champion for diversity.

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History of Racism in Maternity Care

Johnathan Webb explains how there has been a long history of structural racism in maternity care in the US.

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Implicit Bias

Dr. Jason Vaught explains how Implicit Bias affects everyone and how to acknowledge it.

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"Thaen's Journey to Motherhood" Premiere

This is a replay of the premiere of the screening of "Thaen's Journey to Motherhood" including the bonus interviews from #BMHW22

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Social Determinants of Health

Kay Matthews with Shade of Blue Project, leads a discussion on Social Determinants of Health and how to use it as an advocate.

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Surgo Ventures

The US Maternal Vulnerability Index is the first county-level, national-scale, open source tool to identify where and why mothers in the United States are vulnerable to poor health outcomes. Six MVI themes reflect 43 indicators associated with maternal health outcomes. Explore themes and overall vulnerability below.

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