Creating a safe community where families can thrive requires us to acknowledge and address the harmful impact of climate change and environmental hazards through programs, education, research and advocacy.
This working group will take actions that include:
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September's National Preparedness Month emphasizes disaster readiness. Pregnant and postpartum individuals and infants need special consideration in emergency planning due to unique vulnerabilities. It's crucial for healthcare, public health, and social services coordination. Awareness campaigns and resources are essential, including support from organizations like Birthmark Doulas in Louisiana.
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.