Catalyst Conversations in MCH

E1: Strengthening Inter-Organizational Efforts in Anti-Racism and Equity

January 16, 2024 NICHQ Season 1 Episode 1
Catalyst Conversations in MCH
E1: Strengthening Inter-Organizational Efforts in Anti-Racism and Equity
Show Notes

Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, CEO of the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ), discusses the Coalition for Anti-Racism and Equity in Maternal and Child Health (Care for MCH) with Jonathan Webb, MPH, MBA, CEO of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Terrance Moore, CEO of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Other organizations participating in CARE for MCH include: National Healthy Start Association, CityMatch, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials

TAKEAWAYS 

  • Joint Statement on Anti-Racism 
  • The Coalition for Anti-Racism and Equity in Maternal and Child Health (Care for MCH) was established to promote equity and challenge organizations to be more equitable and anti-racist. 
  • The coalition focuses on internal work, external projects, and communications to drive change and improve outcomes in maternal and child health. 
  • Challenges in the MCH field include addressing diverse perspectives and beliefs, navigating political volatility, and bridging the gap between organizational expectations and on-the-ground experiences.