Recent maternal mortality data released by the CDC in February 2022 show that maternal deaths in the U.S. increased from 754 to 861 deaths per year. The death rate among […]
A Toolkit to Advance Racial Health Equity in Primary Care Improvement
This toolkit is designed to help those who provide, pay for, or support primary care translate their commitment to racial health equity into reality. Regardless of where you sit in […]
Health Affairs Journal – February 2022
This edition of the Health Affairs Journal was dedicated to racism and health.
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice – January/February 2022
The January/February 2022 edition was dedicated to tackling structural racism and racial/ethnic inequities in pregnancy and communities.
Top Equity Resources for Pursuing Change in 2021
A collection of NICHQ articles and webinars that the community found most valuable in their equity journeys.
Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER)
Located at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, CHEER is a world class center for maternal child health advocacy, training and research.
The Cycle to Respectful Care: A Qualitative Approach to the Creation of an Actionable Framework to Address Maternal Outcome Disparities
Abstract Despite persistent disparities in maternity care outcomes, there are limited resources to guide clinical practice and clinician behavior to dismantle biased practices and beliefs, structural and institutional racism, and […]
Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication
To build a healthier America for all, we must confront the systems and policies that have resulted in the generational injustice that has given rise to health inequities. The CDC […]
Healing Through Policy: Sample Policies and Practices to Address Systemic Health and Racial Inequities
Launched in October 2021, Healing Through Policy: Creating Pathways to Racial Justice is an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the National Collaborative for Health Equity. The policy and practice suite is […]
Advancing Health Equity Through Improved Access to Patient-Centered Contraceptive Care
In Advancing Health Equity Through Improved Access to Patient-Centered Contraceptive Care, Families USA brings the latest and most relevant patient-centered outcomes research to bear on the issue of patient-centered contraceptive […]
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice describes public health interventions designed to address structural racism. These interventions might be expected to have an impact on […]
Advancing equitable, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing equitable, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early […]
Do No Harm Guide: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization
Urban Institute | Jonathan Schwabish, Alice Feng Resource Summary This guide discusses how to use an equity lens in every step of the data process: from data collection to presentation. The authors interviewed 20 individuals who approach inclusivity in their […]
Mom2Mom Global/Breastfeeding in Combat Boots
Mom2Mom Global/Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to breastfeeding peer support, education, and advocacy for military families.
Birth Center Equity
Birth Center Equity works with and for BIPOC community birth center leaders to collectively access full spectrum capital at scale, to nurture beliefs, practices, and models of abundance among community […]
A Novel Method for Involving Women of Color at High Risk for Preterm Birth in Research Priority Setting
Abstract Involvement of patients and the public is now recognized to be essential for the good conduct of research. Patient and public involvement in research priority setting and funding decisions […]
Innovation Thursdays: The Perinatal Health Equity Foundation
Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: Highlights and Lessons Learned from the Planning Year (2019 – 2020)
In this webinar, the evaluation team, Mission Analytics Group, Inc. and Insight Policy Research, will present findings from the first evaluation report on the RMOMS program. FORHP funded three awardees […]
Association of Teachers of Maternal & Child Health (ATMCH) Teaching & Learning Resources
ATMCH has a variety of syllabi and educational resources arranged under different topic areas. By clicking on the title of the resource, you can access the full resources with all […]
Reviewing Policies for Equity Impact: A Tool to Support Equitable Maternal Health Outcomes
Implementing targeted policies is a powerful strategy for eliminating racial inequities in maternal health outcomes. In this webinar recorded on May 14, 2021, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director of the Prenatal-to-3 […]
Achieving Breastfeeding Equity and Justice
in Black Communities:
Past, Present, and Future
This paper was published in June 2021 in Breastfeeding Medicine. Authors: Ifeyinwa V. Asiodu, Kimarie Bugg, and Aunchalee E.L. Palmquist AbstractBackground: Breastfeeding is protective of maternal and infant health across the life […]
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Health Care
This free, 2-hour e-learning program is designed for providers and students seeking knowledge and skills related to cultural competency, cultural humility, person-centered care, and combating implicit bias across the continuum […]
Black Birthing Bill of Rights
The Black Birthing Bill of Rights is a resource for every black person that engages in maternity care. Created by the National Association to Advance Black Birth (NAABB) want each […]
Equity in the Center
Equity in the Center (EiC) works to shift mindsets, practices and systems in the social sector to center race equity and build a Race Equity Culture.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Resource List
This list was gathered by MHLIC team members. It features resources based on racial and health equity, implicit bias, and cultural competency.
Black Mamas Matter: A Toolkit for Advancing the Human Right to Sage and Respectful Maternal Health Care
A comprehensive clinical toolkit with resources and recommendations to improve maternal health, rights, and respect in the black population.
Achieving Health Equity….Addressing Racism as a Threat to the Health and Well-being of our nation
This presentation equips public health workers with tools for motivating, initiating, and sustaining work to address health equity. These tools include the “Cliff Analogy” animation which distills three levels of […]
Advancing Equity in Our Work
Implicit Bias Resource Guide
Setting the Standard for Holistic Care of and for Black Women
This paper provides a summary of recommendations that are essential in providing equitable clinical care to women of color.
Using Equity in Fatality Reviews
This video provides information about equity and an understanding of how hard this work is. It also provides ideas on how to process and ensure that the work is done […]
Health Equity Impact – Implementation Guide Assessment
The Heath Equity Implementation Guide is an adapted assessment from Washington (state) to address programs, policies and / or procedures in community health centers, health departments or other organizations. The […]
Project Implicit Bias
This site offers multiple implicit association tests that can enable individuals to discover their preferences in terms of gender, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age, and other demographic characteristics that […]
Four Steps to Address Racism’s Impact on Maternal and Child Health
This article provides a summary of four key strategies which can help those working in maternal and child health better address and respond to the effects of racism.
Birth Equity During COVID-19
The ability of birthing people to access quality reproductive and maternal health services during the COVID-19 crisis is important. This is especially important for BIPOC who disproportionately experience a lack […]
A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice and Policies
The second webinar in APHA’s Advancing Racial Equity series covered reproductive racial disparities. Presenters: Provided context of racism in reproductive care across multiple impacted groups; Shared current advocacy approaches to […]
Advancing Birth Justice: Community-based Doula Models as a Standard of Care for Ending Racial Disparities
Practical and detailed discussion of the value of doulas and community-based care models for addressing maternal health and equity.
Perinatal Healthcare Equity Resources
Implicit bias e-Learning course for perinatal providers that will cover all of the learning requirements for an evidence-based implicit bias program (Section 123630.6) of California Senate Bill 464. This course […]
Cultural Humility and Black Maternal Health in Historical Context
This webinar, presented by Dr. Jann Murray-García, MD, MPH is part of a 4-part series focusing on equity, inclusion, and engagement. MHI State teams and RMOMS sites requested training resources […]
Listening to Understand and Not to Respond Across Different Cultural Contexts
Coming Face to Face with My Biased Self
Objectives Identify and differentiate conscious and unconscious biases Explore the impacts of biases in health and community settings Discuss strategies to mitigate biases at the individual and organization level Identify […]
The MCH Navigator
The website has a variety of learning resources as well as videos, modules on multiple topics – self-directed, semi-structured learning, etc.
Health Equity Starter Kit
Health Outreach Partners “This resource will support you in better understanding health equity as a broader framework to explain and address structural factors, social determinants of health, and health disparities. […]