Rooting out inequities in maternal and infant health.
The Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) is a national action-oriented coalition of cross-sector partners leading broad changes in policy, research, funding and systems to address inequities in maternal and infant health.
We aim to achieve equity in maternal and infant health outcomes by centering the voices and experiences of local communities and mobilizing partners, companies, organizations, subject matter experts, policy-makers, advocates and leaders nationally around a common agenda and shared metrics of success.
March of Dimes serves as the backbone organization for M-BAN, providing technical assistance, guidance, training, tools, resources and communication platforms to effectively connect partners and accelerate collective action.
March of Dimes is an active collaborator and partner directly working to advance programs, research and policies to ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.
On January 17, 2023, the Mom and Baby Action Network will participate in the National Day of Racial Healing by lifting up resources provided by one of its partners, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) held its first hybrid summit in late October. Participants gathered to build community, strengthen relationships, get inspired, share and learn best practices and policies, and mobilize for action.
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.