The Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) is working with a national action-oriented coalition of cross-sector partners to address inequities in maternal and infant health, including environmental justice. M-BAN partnered with The Sierra Club, The Honest Co., and local moms to create awareness about the water emergency in Hawaii. Learn more about how Americans near the Red Hill leak do not have access to clean, safe water for consumption or household use.
When Tonjanic discovered she was expecting twins, she was excited yet anxious. Due to her previous trauma and pregnancy history of losing her first child at 19 weeks, she was told to eliminate all stressors from her life. She quit her job, obtained pregnancy Medicaid coverage, and spent four months on bedrest at home. She transferred into the antepartum unit at Children’s Memorial Hermann where she spent one month prior to delivery. Hear Her.
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.
Erica, a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist in a Houston community clinic, delivered her son by emergency Cesarean birth at 31 weeks after experiencing weeks of high blood pressure. During the immediate postpartum period, she thought that her hospital stay should’ve gone differently: her blood pressure continued to be elevated and her requests for treatment were consistently ignored. Hear Her.
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.
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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