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Alemeda County Fathers Summit - Resources page & Honoring the Power of FatherhoodAlemeda County, CA, USA, fatherhood resources
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needsResources, maternal child health
Birth by Numbers goal of Birth by the Numbers is to present accurate, up-to-date information on childbirth practices and outcomes in the United States and internationally.
Birth Monopoly are working to dismantle the monopoly that tells us how, where, and with whom we are ‘allowed’ and ‘not allowed’ to give birth.
Birth Rights Bar Association the rights of birthing people by building skills and networks for legal advocates.Birth rights, network, legal advocates, USA
Birthworkers of Color Collective (Long Beach, CA)www.birthworkersofcolor.comHealing. Reconnecting. Reclaiming. Decolonizing. California, birth workers collective, People of Color
Black Mamas Matter Alliance Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
California Health Care Foundation California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.
Changing Woman Initiative are Indigenous leaders and community healers, centering our families and communities, transforming the cultural narrative and setting in motion policy changes.
Our mission is to support our diverse indigenous communities, to renew cultural birth, and the fundamental indigenous human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice.
Indigenous, families, birth, reproductive health
Childbirth Connection mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.Maternity Care, Healthcare, USA, California
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services Coalition for Hispanic Family Services (CHFS) is a not-for-profit community-based comprehensive family service agency located in New York City. We serve the North Brooklyn communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg and East New York and the Queens communities of Ridgewood, Elmhurst and Corona.Hispanic
Colorado Department of Health and Environment's Office of Health Equity Build partnerships to mobilize community power and transform systems to advance health equity and environmental justice.
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a community-rooted nonprofit organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy, self-determined lives.Colorado, USA, Latina, Reproductive Rights, nonprofit
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and continuum of learning for children and youthHispanic
Cultural Survival Indigenous Peoples' Rights & Cultures Worldwide: Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience, since 1972.worldwide, global, Indigenous Rights,
Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine - Article: Indigenous Rebirth: A Return to Traditional Birthing Practices and Maternal Care June 2020; online article focused on Alaska Native Birthworkers Community, a small, grassroots, volunteer based organization in Anchorage, Alaska, whose members call themselves “midwives, healers, mothers, customer-owners of our Tribal health care system, community/social justice activists, artists, doctoral students, researchers, sisters and aunties.”Journal article, Alaska, USA, Indigenous, birth rights
Demeter Press Press: Feminist Publishing on Mothering, Reproduction, Sexuality and FamilyBooks, publishing company, feminism, motherine, reproduction, sexuality, family
Demeter Press - Book: Indigenous Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth; by Hannah Tait Neufeld and Jaime Cidro. Copyright Date: 2017. Published by: Demeter Press., indigenous, pregnancy and birth
Diversity of Fatherhood Photo Bank images of diverse fathers engaging in positive activites with their childrenphoto-stock images, fatherhood, diversity
Diversity Science Science is a public-benefit company that champions an evidence-based approach to equity and inclusion. We translate the latest research into practical and effective tools to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. Our team is made up of experts and practitioners who bring perspectives from behavioral health, organizational management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practice. Our work reflects the expertise of our team and deep collaboration with those who are leading change today.
Dovetail project
Better Fathers. Brighter Futures.
We give young African-American and Hispanic fathers – ages 17 to 24 – the skills and support they need to be better fathers for their children and better men in their communities.
Elephant Circle by elephants who give birth within a circle of support, we envision a world where all people have a circle of support for the entire perinatal period. Birth justice occurs when everyone is equally capable of self-determination during the perinatal period, when their self-determination is supported and amplified. To achieve this we will need both the HOW and the WHAT of birth justice. We will need strategies for tackling systems of power and oppression and we will need strategies for change and resilience. We will also need expertise in health systems, legal systems and the perinatal period. Elephant Circle is here to help you expand your capacity to bring about birth justice.501(c)(3) nonprofit, birth justice, Colorado, USA, coaching, consulting, training, research
Evidence Based Birth - Birth Justice: Research on Racism and Maternal Health mission is to help birth workers build the evidence based knowledge, skills, and power they need to protect families’ abilities to give birth with empowerment. The work we do goes on to impact families who are searching for accurate information to empower their prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences!Maternity Care, Healthcare, Research
Family Equality Equality’s mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.501(c)(3) non-profit organization, LGBTQ+
Health and Human Rights Journal and Human Rights is an online, open-access publication, supported by the FXB Harvard School of Public Health, and our partners at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, as well as our Harvard Health and Human Rights Consortium. Health and Human Rights provides an inclusive forum for action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners. The journal endeavors to increase access to human rights knowledge in the health field by linking an expanded community of readers and contributors. Following the lead of a growing number of open access publications, the full text of Health and Human Rights is freely available to anyone with internet access.
Health and Human Rights Journal - Article: Indigenous Birth as Ceremony and a Human Right Birthing can be an empowering experience for women. Within many Indigenous cultures around the world, birth is a ceremony to celebrate new life, acknowledging the passing from the spiritual world into the physical world. While initiatives to “indigenize” health care have been made, this paper argues that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals contain frameworks for Indigenous rights that include the right to incorporate Indigenous childbirth ceremonies into clinical practice. Examining the importance of birthplace, this paper details a current movement in Manitoba, Canada, to “bring birth home,” which recognizes that the determinants of health experienced in the early stages of a child’s development can have health implications for an individual’s future.Indigenous Birth, human rights, journal article
Health In Her HUE (app) digital platform connecting Black women and women of color to culturally competent healthcare providers, health content, and community.Healthcare app, Black providers, Black women
Hispanic Federation, Advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Hispanic Federation has taken a national leadership role in raising awareness of Latino health disparities and promoting strategies to improve Latino health as well as increasing Latinos’ access to affordable and quality healthcare.Hispanic
Human Rights in Childbirth (HRiC) we do: Galvanize stakeholders to work in concert for the realisation of women’s rights in childbirth.501(c)(3) nonprofit, birth rights, national, USA, social justice
Improving Birth Mission is to Inform, Support, Engage, and Empower Consumers, Community Leaders and Providers with Powerful Tools to Improve Birth. We envision a world where birth is safe for all. That all pregnant people feel supported and receive evidence based, respectful, humane care during childbirth.
International Cesarean Awareness Network Support. Advocacy.
March of Dimes of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn't go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.501(c)(3) non-profit organization, research, premature birth, pregnancy
Matthew Shepard Foundation: LGBTQ+ Terms and Symbols Glossary Matthew Shepard Foundation Mission: We amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people.LGBTQ+ terms, definitions, erase hate, nonprofit
Minnesota Healing Justice Network Minnesota Healing Justice Network is an intergenerational community of healers and cultural workers that center black and brown wellness through mutual aid, holistic care, and solidarity work.
MomsRising combines the best of American innovation and ingenuity. We are a transformative on-the-ground and online multicultural organization of more than a million members and over a hundred aligned organizations working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive.
Narrative Nation Nation ™ champions health equity by democratizing how the story of health disparities is told. We co-create culturally relevant, narrative-centered, multi-media communication, by people of color for people of color, to foster systemic change, transform current health messaging and communication practices and catalyze behavioral shifts to eradicate health disparities. We also educate, train and mentor the youth to become the next generation of health story-tellers.
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization in 2001, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all people, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment — low income women, women of color, and drug-using women.501(c)(3) nonprofit, birth rights, national, USA, social justice
National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC) an organization focused on the sexual reproductive health and wellbeing of Black women and birthing people world-wide, NBEC creates global solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. We shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.
National Black Doulas Association NBDA® connects Black (BIPOC) birthing families with Black (BIPOC) Doulas nationwide. Our overall mission at NBDA® is to help fight the Black Maternal Mortality and Morbidity rate in this country and beyondBlack doulas
National Parents Organization
Our Mission - Advocating for children's true best interest.
National Partnership for Women & Families the National Partnership, we're all about making life better for women and families. Our mission is to improve the lives of women and families by achieving equality for all women.Maternal child health
National Partnership for Women & Families | issue brief | LISTENING TO BLACK MOTHERS IN CALIFORNIA September
Listening to Mothers in California is the first state-level Listening to Mothers survey. It explores the views and experiences of childbearing women with an in-depth focus on maternity care. This issue brief highlights results from Black women survey respondents. It underscores many social and economic issues affecting pregnant and parenting Black women, including their mental health, experiences with discrimination, postpartum experience and issues related to paid work.
Maternal health, Black mothers, California, USA, mental health, postpartum experience, working postpartum parent
National Perinatal Association - Resources page including breastfeeding, COVID, perinatal substance use, mental health, RSV, and Clinical guidancePerinatal Resources, breastfeeding, COVID, perinatal substance use, mental health, RSV, Clinical guidance
Native Youth Sexual Health Network Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.Native, indigenous, health, sexuality
Open Arms Perinatal Services support for familes who need it most. We help parents and children develop the confidence and skills they need to become their own best advocates. Our network of trained birth doulas and community-based early parenting support create positive early childhood outcomes that last a lifetime. Seattle, WA, Culturally relevant doula and education services, 501(c)(3) nonprofit
PFLAG in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Parents and Friends of LGBTQ+
Postpartum Support International https://psidirectory.comThe mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. PSI Helpline: 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) connects any to trained volunteers (call or text) 24hrs/day in Spanish and English. The PSI directory helps locate proivers and support groups.Postpartum mental health supports, USA, Spanish, English
Rainbow Families Families supports, educates and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) families, parents and prospective parents by offering a wide variety of education programs, support groups, opportunities to connect and more. Rainbow Families is a volunteer led non-profit organization supported by members, community sponsors, private and public grants and foundations.501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, LGBTQ+
Rewire News Group News Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization and the only national publication exclusively dedicated to reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice.501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization, reproductive health, maternity and birthing, law and policy, race, LGBTQ+, human rights, science, family, environment, violence, religion, health systems
Rewire News Group - Article: The Midwives’ Resistance: How Native Women Are Reclaiming Birth on Their Terms Midwives’ Resistance: How Native Women Are Reclaiming Birth on Their Terms, by Mary Annette Pember. Published: Jan 5, 2018, 9:07am. "Birth has become dangerously medicalized for Native women."Article, news
Shades of Blue Project - Breaking Cultural Barriers in Maternal Mental Health Shades of Blue Project is dedicated to breaking cultural barriers in maternal mental health by raising awareness and ensuring action is taken to break the stigma surrounding seeking treatment in the minority community when experiencing complications after childbirth. We do this by helping women before, during and after childbirth with maternal mental health advocacy, treatment and support. Maternal mental health
The National Association to Advance Black Birth (NAABB) National Association to Advance Black Birth is a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, support and programs that directly help black women and persons throughout the birthing process. Our work is focused on improving the birthing experience across the board, from equity and humanity in the way black women are treated throughout the birth process, to reducing mother and infant mortality, to increasing the number of black midwives and birth workers, to helping the majority community understand, identify and stop the bias and racism in the treatment of black women in healthcare settings.501(c)(3) nonprofit, birth rights, national, USA, black
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; 13 September 2007 Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United
Nations, and good faith in the fulfilment of the obligations assumed
by States in accordance with the Charter,
Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples,
while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider
themselves different, and to be respected as such...
United Nations, Statement, Indigenous rights, global, worldwide
World Health Organization (WHO): Statement - Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth the rights of women to dignified, respectful healthcare through pregnancy and childbirthGlobal, Human Rights, Pregnancy, Birth
Zero to Three mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.USA, Maternal Child Health, Infant wellness, 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Zero to Three: State of Babies Yearbook, Maternal Child Health, Infant wellness, 501(c)(3) nonprofit