NPR Produces a Three-Part Series Exploring Beloved Birth Black Centering

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 [...]

KQED Features AHS Midwife and BelovedBIRTH Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren

Originally published on The Bay, a KQED program. The U.S. ranks 55th in the world in maternal mortality rates. Those rates are even worse for Black women, whose maternal mortality rate is more than two times higher than any other racial or ethnic group. Patients and advocates cite lower access to quality care and racism in the [...]

Alameda Health System and Alameda County Public Health Department’s BElovedBIRTH Black Centering Receives The 2022 Quality Leader Award Top Honor

Oakland, CA – December 8, 2022 – Alameda Health System (AHS) received the 2022 Quality Leader Awards (QLA) Top Honor for the BElovedBIRTH Black Centering program, which is administered in partnership with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency’s Public Health Department (ACPHD). The QLA Awards recognize one top honorary and five additional public health [...]

2022-12-09T00:34:15+00:00December 9th, 2022|Categories: AHS Press Releases, Featured|Tags: , , |

AHS, Alameda County Public Health Department & BElovedBIRTH Black Centering Announce the Oakland Premiere of “On the Pulse of Life”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakland, CA – April 6, 2022 – Alameda Health System and Alameda County Public Health Department's BElovedBIRTH Black Centering program will celebrate Black Maternal Health Week with a local, public screening of On the Pulse of Life, a documentary by local filmmaker Jessica Jones. The film explores the Black birthing experience through [...]