New for the March 2019 Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health conference, Snapshots of Innovation posters spotlighted ground-breaking research or community efforts focused on building resilience with the potential to promote a Culture of Health. Conference attendees voted “Mothers’ Voices Driving Birth Equity” as the best Snapshot, from Joia Crear-Perry, founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The goal of the Mothers' Voices Driving Birth Equity project is to build a shared understanding and vision of respectful and dignified maternity care for black women. While "community engagement" in research has become an almost overused buzzword, the actual funding structure of most grants doesn't support the talk about prioritizing engagement. Here, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has chosen a different way.
Read more about the project in a Health Affairs blog post here.