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.*
The Best Place for Working Parents promotes policies that benefit working parents and businesses’ bottom line, including company-paid health coverage, paid time off, parental leave, onsite child care, childcare assistance, backup child care, flexible hours, remote work, nursing benefits, and “Best Place” designation. The self-assessment, real-time dashboard results, and the Best Place for Working Parents® designation for qualifying businesses can be accessed at business.bestplace4workingparents.com.
In the 2021 March of Dimes Report Card, Harris County and Houston received a F. This article showcases the local data surrounding preterm birth.
Alicia Lee, March of Dimes, Director MCH Collective Impact for Houston highlights the collective work March of Dimes is leading in Houston to improve the health for all moms, babies, and families.