Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

Transforming the systems and policies that exacerbate health disparities for moms and babies.

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To eliminate the widening health equity gap, we must acknowledge and dismantle structural racism, and address interpersonal racism, bias and stigma that directly and negatively affects the health of moms, babies and families.

This working group will take actions that include:

  • Advocating for policies that will transform systems that contribute to creating health inequities
  • Promoting processes that increase antiracist workplaces, organizations and leadership
  • Identifying and developing best practices for data collection and program implementation

Working Group Co-Chairs

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Jonathan Webb, MBA, MPH

Co-Chair for the Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

Chief Executive Office, Association of Women’s Health and Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)

Profile Kaprice Welsh, CNM, MSN, MPH

Kaprice Welsh, CNM, MSN, MPH

Co-Chair for the Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

Clinical Liaison, Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

Co-Chair for the Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

National Board of Directors, National Hispanic Medical Association

WORKING GROUP MEMBERS

This working group is comprised of over 100 individual and organizational partners, including:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Institute for Children's Health Quality
Human Rights Watch
First Year Cleveland
National Doula Network
Dr. Shalon's Maternal Action Project
Women, Infants & Children Program
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
CityMatCH - National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders
Local and State Department of Health Leaders

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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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