A new three-part series from National Public Radio (NPR) explores how Beloved Birth Black Centering is empowering Black women to redefine perinatal care and implementing evidence-based strategies to eliminate racism-based disparities in Black birth experiences.
Part one features Beloved Birth Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren, who shares data about the program’s success and why it’s being studied as an innovative model that could spread.
Part two examines why Beloved Birth Black Centering could only have been born in Alameda County. It features a look back at Oakland’s history of anti-racist community health, the family legacy of Alameda Health System CEO James Jackson, and the leaders from Alameda County Public Health Department and Alameda Health System who spearheaded Beloved Birth Black Centering into fruition.
Part three is a national broadcast on how Beloved Birth Black Centering is working to lower the maternal mortality rates for Black women.
Plus, this web supplement incorporates personal stories from Beloved Birth Black Centering patients and photos that illuminate what midwifery-led group prenatal care looks like.
Beloved Birth Black Centering is delivered by Alameda Health System, the Alameda County Public Health Department and the Beloved Birth Collective.