Center for Maternal Health Equity

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Center for Maternal Health Equity


Mission: To pursue equity in maternal health by reducing maternal morbidity and mortality locally, nationally, and globally by building and strengthening community-academic partnerships, developing a competitive translational research program, and offering interdisciplinary and professional training.

Vision: To have ‘healthier mothers, healthier children and healthier families’ by advancing science as it relates to women’s health and building bridges for community engagement and advocacy.

Our approach includes:

  • Interdisciplinary translational research aimed at advancing the understanding, prevention, and reduction of maternal mortality or morbidity among ethnoracial minority women and underserved populations
  • Inter-professional training of future leaders across the workforce continuum
  • Outreach, education, and community engagement
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Innovative, respectful health care