Mission: An international organization and resource center for improving birth outcomes for women of color, providing health and human services to assisting individuals, communities & organizations in promoting better birth outcomers, enhancing the health and well-being of children.
Programs: Provided training and support to 30 projects. Established regional office in new orleans, la to serve ms delta. Served over 1000 families; partnered with federal office of minority health, march of dimes, and national healthy start association in events to raise awareness of, and recruit volunteers to support, efforts to reduce infant mortality. Participated in federal community service day; facilitated coast to coast baby showers to raise awareness and recruit local volunteers. Participated in national women's health month: coast to coast strut and stroll event to raise awareness and facilitated national conference to disseminate information to health and human service providers.
Having served as a Program manager, Board member and Advisor to Birthing Project, USA (BPUSA) , I am struck by how this organization encourages participants to immerse themselves in this international Sisterhood. BPUSA is focused on improving birth outcomes, as well as life skills and experiences of women of color. We build independent local branches while building community in BPUSA. We create the sense that everyone – Board Members, Advisors, Volunteers, Managers and Menteess – are crucial to the success of the organization.