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Birth Equity Funders’ Summit: It’s Time for Collaborative Action on Birth Equity

October 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

ECFC Partner Event

Supported by bi3Community Health Acceleration Partnership, Grantmakers In Health, Funders for Birth Justice and Equity (formerly Midwifery Funders Group), Ms. Foundation for WomenPritzker Children’s Initiative, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in partnership with the Mom and Baby Action Network

Maternal mortality rates in the United States are among the worst in the developed world, with rates particularly high among Black and Indigenous people, regardless of income or education. There is a pressing need for funders to align their investments to help improve health outcomes for parents and infants in the United States. Now is the time for philanthropic organizations to connect, collaborate, and co-create radical ideas and programs to ensure full birth equity, especially among communities experiencing the worst birth outcomes.

Funders are invited to join Grantmakers in Health and supporting partners for an action-oriented national convening focused on informing and mobilizing funders that are concerned about birth equity. The Birth Equity Funders’ Summit will take place on October 26, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, following the Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) Summit on October 24 and 25.

The Birth Equity Funders’ Summit is open to all funders that are curious about, exploring, or committed to the birth equity cause. Participation is not limited to GIH Funding Partners. We welcome individual donors and philanthropic organizations investing at any level and working on the full range of issues linked to maternal and infant mortality, such as:

  • families and early childhood;
  • food and nutrition;
  • mental health and substance use;
  • paid family leave and other economic supports; and
  • other social determinants of health like housing, transportation, and educational attainment.

For more information, visit the GIH event page.

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