Build Safe and Connected Communities Working Group

Addressing facets of community life and support systems that impact the health of families.

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Investing in communities with quality infrastructure and community-driven public services can improve health.

This working group will take actions to help build safe and connected communities that include:

  • Promoting investment in communities and revitalization programs

  • Advocating for doula and community health worker training and reimbursement 

  • Supporting and implementing shared green space in communities and community gardens

  • Advocating for law enforcement reform including increased mental health supports and de-escalation training

  • Identifying and implementing technology solutions to connect pregnant and postpartum people through shared online supportive communities

Recruiting Co-Chairs

We're currently recruiting co-chairs to lead this working group. If you would like to explore this volunteer opportunity or nominate a colleague, please contact us.

Working Group Members

This working group will be launching soon. To join the Mom and Baby Action Network and share your interest in this working group, please contact us.

News & Resources

Register Now for the 2022 Mom and Baby Action Network National Summit: Igniting Impact Together: Birthing Equitable Communities
Mom and Baby Action Network
Atlanta, GA
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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.*

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Opportunity Atlas
Building Communities

An initiative of Opportunity Insights, the Opportunity Atlas lets users explore the question, “Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty?,” using anonymous data from more than 20 million Americans. It includes numerous economic and social outcomes, as well as neighborhood characteristics, and data can be disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender and parent’s income.

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Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health America
Building Communities

Information on maternal mental health and dealing with stress, anxiety, trauma and other mental health struggles while pregnant or postpartum.

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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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