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
    President and CEO of MAJAICA, LLC
    Save 100 Babies
  • Arthur James, MD, FACOG
    Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Ohio State Univ. Wexner Medical Center  
  • Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG
    Medical Director for Reproductive Health
    Los Angeles Public Health Department

Workgroup meeting notes

View the meeting notes from

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