Atlanta, GA

We are working together to address the issues furthering health inequities for families in Atlanta.

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Our Work Together

Partnering with local government, state leaders, corporate health partners and community-based organizations and stakeholders, our Local Collective Impact Initiative will confront challenges by building solutions to achieve health and racial equity for all moms and babies.

CHALLENGES FACING LOCAL MOMS AND BABIES

Atlanta is a thriving city that serves as the political, economic and cultural center of the metropolitan area. As the most populous city in Georgia, Atlanta is home to 498,000 residents, with just over 12,500 live births a year. The city has 1.33 more Black residents than any other racial/ethnic group. The city also faces challenges. It is considered the top city for income inequality in America. Poverty, inadequate access to health care, being uninsured and the impact of systemic racism, help fuel the local maternal and infant health crisis. These factors contribute to high rates of preterm birth and infant mortality, particularly for communities of color.

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PRETERM BIRTH BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Atlanta, 2017-2019 Average

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INFANT MORTALITY RATES BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Fulton County, 2016-2018 Average

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Tamara Mason, MPH, CHES

Director, Maternal & Child Health Collective Impact

Phone: (404) 784-7903

Email

News & Resources

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Register Now for the 2022 Mom and Baby Action Network National Summit: Igniting Impact Together: Birthing Equitable Communities
June 28, 2022
Mom and Baby Action Network
Atlanta, GA
Access to Care
Building Communities
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The Mom and Baby Action Network is excited to announce that registration is now open for our National Summit, "Igniting Impact Together: Birthing Equitable Communities," being held in Atlanta, GA (and virtually) October 24-25, 2022.

Take advantage of our Early Bird registration pricing and secure your spot!

In-Person Early Bird (Ends 7/17/22) $525
In-Person Regular Registration Rate (Ends 8/31/22) $625
In-Person Late Registration Rate (Ends 9/16/22) $675

Virtual Only Registration Rate (Open now thru 10/23/22) $150

In Person attendance will include exclusive workshops, offsite learning opportunities, networking reception, and more!

*March of Dimes is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for in-person Summit participants.
We will review local Covid-19 data and policies, to ensure we update and communicate meeting safety protocols as we get closer to the event date.*

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This Is Why The Premature Birth Rate is on The Rise – 11alive.com
June 1, 2021
Local Collective Impact Initiatives
Atlanta, GA
Access to Care
Dismantling Racism
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Hundreds of thousands of babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year. This story highlights some of the stories of the women and babies impacted and brings forward expert voices on why the premature birth rate is going up.

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Medicaid Coverage for New Moms in Georgia Extended – 11alive.com
April 27, 2021
Local Collective Impact Initiatives
Atlanta, GA
Access to Care
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Access to prenatal care and quality medical care for birthing people can make the difference between life and death. This report shows that more than half of births in Georgia are paid for by Medicaid and Georgia is one of just three states to extend Medicaid coverage to postpartum women.

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Every family can have the best possible start. But today, too many moms and babies are dying or experiencing serious health complications related to childbirth­—and far too many are moms and babies of color. Only by working together can we confront inequities and ensure the health and wellbeing of every family.

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