What If You Could Change The World…

One Woman At A Time

Since we began our campaign in 2015 to increase the number of “Birth Workers of Color,” in the state of Oklahoma, we have since trained 18 additional women through our partnering organizations. Thus bringing that number up to now 23 women of color, trained to provide high-impact support to childbearing women. In the state of Oklahoma African American women and babies are dying at alarming rates. As within many populations, we strive to reduce poor outcomes within the urban and rural communities of color. We are addressing the need of cultural competence, by planning and strategizing on a grassroots level to make our initiative a multigenerational success. By coordinating local and global partnerships to create deliberate programs that offers Oklahomans the opportunity to see the much needed shift of community centered perinatal care. By providing us, with the right amount of resources, and support, we feel that together we could be a valuable asset to helping more women “Journey To Safe Motherhood.” 

There is a time, when we have to identify, with problems head on. We started this campaign because we said, “enough is enough.”

  • WE CARE: That Black/African American women are 3 to 4 times more likely to have adverse outcomes than other populations in childbirth in the state of Oklahoma.
  • WE CARE: That Black/African American babies are 2 to 3 times more likely to be compromised than babies born of other populations in the state of Oklahoma.
  • WE CARE: That Women and babies RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA African American/Black women are identified as inferior during pregnancy and after childbirth, PERIOD! Maternal mortality is an inside game and we have a plan to aid in reducing these disparities.

Did you know that about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications around the world every day. In 2013, 289,000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth.

Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resourced settings, and most could have been prevented. THIS IS WHY WE NEED MORE WOMEN OF COLOR WHO ARE INTUNE AND EDUCATED IN THE FIELD AS COMMUNITY BASED PERINATAL HEALTH WORKERS!

We believe that our proposal will work. By creating diversity in the field of birth work, we are also creating a workforce development program, which will make these women, educated, empowered, and employable, social entrepreneurs.

We NEED help in Oklahoma. And we are asking you to support us in making this happen.

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