Cutting-Edge Practice

Maternal Experience Survey (MES)

State/Jurisdiction: New Jersey
Setting: Community Rural Urban Religious Establishments School-Based Clinical Workplace Home-Based
Population: Perinatal/Infant Health, Child Health, Women/Maternal Health, Cross-Cutting/System Building, Family Care
Topic Area: Health Equity,
NPMs: NPM 2: Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery NPM 3: Risk-Appropriate Perinatal Care NPM 4: Breastfeeding NPM 5: Safe Sleep

The Maternal Experience Survey (MES) is a community tool designed to improve care and reduce childbirth-related disparities for Black birthing people. Developed by the NAACP Atlantic City Black Infant and Maternal Mortality (BIMM) task force and the Prematurity Prevention Initiative, this tool allows birthing people to share their experience in a safe manner embedded with identity acceptance and respect.

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Family Health Initiatives(FHI)/ Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC)
Christine Ivery

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