Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project’s mission is to increase awareness of the Black maternal health crisis and develop and promote evidence-based strategies that improve health outcomes for Black birthing people and families.
Maternal mortality is a complex issue. They believe change needs to happen at national and institutional levels, supported by leaders in politics and healthcare. But they also believe that the most powerful tool a black mother has is her voice. All the work they do is centered around Storytelling, Empowerment, Community-Building, and Education.