Pregnant women are facing isolation at a time when family and community support is so important. Birthing families need more support than ever, particularly Black and Indigenous women who have been experiencing some of the most adverse birth outcomes in the world.
Building on the success of the Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA) over the past three years, we are inaugurating the Birth Equity Action Network. The Birth Equity Action Network will incorporate all that we learned from the 125 BELA members’ expertise as community leaders in birth equity and develop advocacy action steps to further elevate community voices.
We are inviting you to join our movement today, to ensure birthing families are fully supported as part of our nation’s COVID-19 planning.
Here are ways you can take action today to inform and build our birth equity agenda:
1. Help us grow the network by posting the social media posts below:
2. We’re gathering stories about the challenges birthing families are experiencing and to find out what resources are needed. Share your COVID-19 story and encourage others to share as well. Below are social media posts for easy sharing.
Your voice and advocacy are so important in advocating for moms, babies and families, and the doulas, community health workers and peer counselors who are an essential part of the birthing experience.
With thanks from the HealthConnect One team!
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