Birth Equity for Moms and Babies Consensus Statement

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The following organizations and individuals have endorsed this consensus statement. Organization and individual names are listed in order of the date signed.


  • 100 Million Healthier Lives
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Ancient Song Doula Services
  • Birthing Project USA
  • BirthMatters
  • Birth Matters NW
  • Black Women for Wellness
  • Black Women's Health Imperative
  • Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • CityMatCH
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse-CB
  • Cultural Awareness Center
  • Expecting Health
  • First Year Cleveland
  • Generate Health STL
  • Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • Health Care Without Walls
  • Health Leads
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas
  • Institute for Family Health
  • Long Island Doula Association
  • March of Dimes
  • Medicines360
  • Michigan Public Health Institute
  • MomsRising
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health 
  • National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • National Healthy Start Association
  • National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ)
  • National WIC Association
  • New York Association of Licensed Midwives
  • North Carolina Perinatal Association
  • Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition
  • Nzuri Malkia Birth Collective
  • Palmetto Healthy Start
  • Power to Decide
  • Raise Colorado Coalition 
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health
  • Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


  • Allison Bryant, MD MPH, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Amani Allen
  • Andrea N Williams
  • Arden Handler
  • Charlene Harris
  • Cheryl Geiler
  • Colleen Senterfitt
  • David Haas
  • DeAnna Stransberry
  • Deirdre McDaniel
  • DeWayne Pursley, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dept. of Neonatology
  • Dionne Durant
  • Dr. Steven G. Gabbe, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Frankie Robertson, March of Dimes 
  • Gloria DeLoach
  • Janine Hill
  • Janis Biermann
  • Katrina Thompson
  • Kay Johnson, Johnson Group Consulting, Inc. Past chair US HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM)
  • Kenn Harris
  • Linda A. Nelson, University of Minnesota DNP student Public Health Nursing
  • Lisa Amlung Holloway
  • Marilyn Noll, March of Dimes
  • Melanie Johnson
  • Meredith Yaker, Harris Health LBJ Hospital-Women and Infants Nurse Navigator
  • Ndidiamaka Amutah
  • Pamela McKay
  • Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
    Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Pierrette Revangil
  • Rebecca Smith
  • Robbie Caldwell
  • Shaconna Haley
  • Shantay Davies-Balch
  • Shareece Davis-Nelson
  • Starr Barbour
  • Susan Rose, March of Dimes
  • Terri Major-Kincaide
  • Tracey Reed