Greater Boston Birth Equity Coalition

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The Greater Boston Birth Equity Coalition

How can we build community power to achieve equity and justice for birthing families?  Vital Village Networks has partnered with community leaders, health care providers, and advocates to launch the Greater Boston Birth Equity Coalition focused on serving families furthest from opportunity as they welcome new children. Community partners from across the region worked collaboratively to design the foundational elements of a coalition governance and decision-making structure that uplifts the dignity of its members and is grounded in healing-centered advocacy and practices.  This work builds upon an extensive cross-sector effort led by Ariadne Labs to advance equitable maternal health and build social support programming for birthing families.

Download the Coalition Framework

  

About the Greater Boston Birth Equity Coalition 

Members of the coalition will collaborate as equal partners in achieving the shared vision of ensuring equitable and just experiences for people planning, preparing for, and welcoming children into their lives.  Each member would support the coalition through the following actions:

 

Join the Greater Boston Birth Equity Coalition:

The design team is now seeking nominations for 11 members to serve as leaders for the official founding of a Boston Birth Equity Coalition, as well as building the coalition’s general membership, and organizing an Elder Counsel.  The design team has outlined a framework for the coalition governance structure and we invite you to join us in moving ahead in deep partnership to co-design with the Service Leadership team, the coalition’s general membership, and welcome the wisdom of the Elder Counsel.

If you are interested in joining the coalition as a general member, an advisor on the Elder Counsel, or learning more about the role of Service Leader, please review the interest or nomination form below.

Nominate or Express Interest Here 

  

How to Get Involved

You may nominate a Coalition Service Leader, or express your interest through this online portal. 

While nominations are not required, if you know of anyone that sounds like a good fit for the coalition, you can nominate them here. In addition, we encourage you to help spread the word about the application by using language from our communications toolkit.

If written applications are not accessible for you please contact leidy.quiceno@bmc.org for an alternative option.  .

You can read more about the Coalition Nomination and Expression of Interest Application process here. For any general questions about the coalition please contact leidy.quiceno@bmc.org

Sign-up for email communications here

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2023 Coalition Governance Design Team

Over twenty-five community leaders from across the region worked collaboratively to design the foundational elements of a coalition governance and decision-making structure that uplifts the dignity of its members and is grounded in healing-centered advocacy and practices. Thank you to our dedicated partners for their continued guidance and support:

 

2022 Coalition Framework and Principles Design Team 

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Acknowledging the leadership team to worked collaboratively to develop the coalition framework and principles:  

Learn more about the framework of coalition princples here:

Ehnahncing Equitable maternal Health in Greater Boston: Framework of Coalition Principles

  

For questions, please contact Leidy Quiceno at leidy.quiceno@bmc.org.

This coalition is supported by a grant from The Boston Foundation.