Project: Moving Division of Access and Equity forward – Second Pilot Project

Applicant Organization: Midwives Alliance of North America, Division of Access and Equity

Thanks to FAM Birth Trustees, the MANA Division of Access and Equity State Pilot Project was launched in 2016 in Atlanta! We brought together leaders of color, consumers, midwives and aspiring birth workers for leadership training and coalition building to address racial disparities on multiple levels including legislative struggles and lack of access to the midwifery profession. We are excited to be continuing our work in 2017 and beyond. With the help of FAM we will expand our reach, inviting a second cohort of people to MANA 2017. We are launching a webinar series, social justice trainings, and advocacy oriented pieces specifically designed to promote health equity using tools created to address racial and social disparities so those most vulnerable can benefit from The Midwives Model of Care™