Mom and Baby Action Network

Rooting out inequities in maternal and infant health.

scroll down
Learn More
Woman holding her baby close and placing her chin on its forehead.

Leading change across policy, research, funding and systems

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.

Our Vision

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.

A tutor helping a child do schoolwork

How We'll Accomplish Our Vision

  • Building on our Guiding Principles and the Birth Equity Consensus Statement.
  • Facilitating a results-based approach to our collective work through the regular monitoring and sharing of common metrics of success, both at the population and performance measure levels. 
  • Convening dedicated national workgroups and engaging local place-based collaboratives to accelerate the implementation of policy, research, systems, funding and programmatic solutions that advance the five overarching strategies identified in the National Equity Framework.

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.

MBAN Group Image

Partnering with Organizations for Change

Partnering Infographic Mobile
Partnering Infographic Desktop

News and Resources

Watch our recent webinar about the National Equity Framework
September 13, 2022
Mom and Baby Action Network

On September 1, 2022, Mom and Baby Action Network presented a webinar entitled, Accelerating Birth Equity: A Conversation with Experts. This webinar featured the development of the National Equity Framework and its accompanying guide that outlines framework strategies and provides aligned examples of practices, policies and data indicators. The purpose of this guide is to give readers clear examples of strategies in action and to highlight ways that maternal and infant health organizations can collectively work together to achieve birth equity.

follow link
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

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.*

follow link
Watch the recorded sessions from our virtual summit 2021: Accelerating Birth Equity: Moving from Data to Action
November 2, 2021
Mom and Baby Action Network

Access the playlist here (

follow link
Women protesting with a megaphone


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.

follow link