Funders for Birth Justice and Equity
Coming together to fund a transformed and just maternity care system
2023 Birth Equity Funders Landscape
Birth is a reproductive
The U.S. healthcare system struggles to deliver respectful reproductive care to all birthing people, resulting in serious consequences in maternal and infant health outcomes, especially for BIPOC birthing people. Structural and institutional racism is the root cause of disparities in outcomes and experience in birth.
The numbers speak for themselves.
The US ranks 10th AMONG 10 HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES in maternal mortality, infant mortality, and cesarean rate. (1)
Black women are more than 3 times as likely and Native women more than twice as likely as white women to DIE FROM A PREGNANCY RELATED CAUSE. (2)
Of PREGNANCY RELATED DEATHS are considered preventable. (3)
1 in 6 birthing people, regardless of race – EXPERIENCE MISTREATMENT BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS during birth. (4)
“Black infant mortality is not just a healthcare issue. Black infant mortality is a complex mix of social, economic, environment, education, and societal conditions.”
Director Community Mobilization and Advocacy, Generate Health St. Louis
We are working to give all birthing people better birth outcomes.
Funders for Birth Justice & Equity is using shared knowledge, funder organizing, and collective action to go beyond programmatic changes. We are aiming to transform systems, dismantle racism in the maternity care system, and advance reproductive justice.
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Funders for Birth Justice & Equity is a collective of funders (individual, grantmaking, and public) working to advance a transformed and just birthing system focused on birth equity and justice. We center community-rooted solutions led by BIPOC communities most impacted by inequities and are committed to accountability to these leaders in the field.
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