This webinar is part of AMCHP’s Pathways to Sustainability webinar series featuring Safer Childbirth Cities Grantees. Register for the whole webinar series.
Hear from EverThrive Illinois’ Tamela Milan-Alexander, Director of Community Engagement. EverThrive IL has a long history of engaging communities throughout Illinois for birth equity. They lead seven Family Councils made up of people with lived experience statewide who give input into statewide birth equity programming including Illinois’ Title V program, organizations supported by the Office of Women’s Health such as a project in coloration with the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative to increase community participation in hospital’s quality improvement teams and the Taskforce on Infant and Maternal Mortality among African American’s focus groups, as well as informing the development and implementation of EverThrive IL’s programming. Ms. Milan-Alexander will discuss how the Gathering, a community-centered health education campaign developed from focus groups, has been disseminated to over 15,200 Chicagoans on the south and west sides in neighborhoods with the highest maternal mortality and morbidity, and its impacts.