Health equity workgroup

The Health equity workgroup is one of the five Prematurity Campaign Collaborative workgroups guided by the Collaborative strategic map.

This workgroup works toward achievement of demonstrated improvements in preterm birth and health equity by aligning multi-level support to achieve health equity, which is the central challenge in the strategic map.

Workgroup focus

The workgroup focus is guided by strategic map priorities, including:

  • Foster and support population-based solutions
  • Foster and support community/place based leadership and engagement
  • Align federal, tribal, state, local and community policy initiatives
  • Partner across sectors to impact the root causes of inequity

View the Health equity workgroup charge and the list of participants at the health equity workgroup meeting that took place on February 9 and 10. 

The Health equity workgroup co-chairs are:

  • Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD
    Founder, Save 100 Babies
    President and CEO, Majaica, LLC
    University Affiliate, Columbia University
  • Arthur R. James, MD, FACOG
    Interim Executive Director,
    Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
    Associate Clinical Professor, Dept OB/GYN,
    Wexner Medical Center
    The Ohio State University
  • Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG
    Public Health Medical Officer,
    Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division,
    California Department of Public Health
    Associate Clinical Professor in
    Obstetrics and Gynecology,
    Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine

Workgroup meeting slides

View the meeting notes from January, 2018.

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