Language: English
Year Created: 2023
Topic Tags: Healthy Beginnings with Title V Maternal & Infant Health
File Type: PDF
Resource Type: Presentation

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce. The intellectual property of people, especially intellectuals, creatives, scholars, caregivers, and birth workers of color, is often violated, exploited, or misappropriated.  

Protecting IP involves celebrating, citing, and compensating all collaborators throughout.  When working with community voices and organizations, consider:

How will the ideas, insights, and expertise exchanged between organizations be respected, acknowledged, and protected amidst complex power dynamics?

Understanding key collaborators and building non-disclosure agreements or contracts that outline activities, budgeting, compensation, and other processes are essential to protect intellectual property.

Have additional questions or would like to know more about how your organization can practice protecting & elevating intellectual property? Request technical assistance to see how AMCHP can support.

Healthy Beginnings Learning and Practice Cohort website and learning materials © 2023 by AMCHP, Healthy Beginnings Steering Committee, and Healthy Beginnings Cohort Members is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 

  1. Understand the importance of intellectual property.
  2. Remember the 3 C’s: celebrate, cite, compensate.
  3. Practice identifying key partners and elevating more voices.
Tools & Resources

IP recommendations | HB LPC | June 2022 

Recommendations on incorporating protecting IP practices into collaborative work 

Infographic | AMCHP | June 2022 

Suggestive guide to incorporate protecting IP 

AMCHP Conference Presentation | AMCHP | May 2023 

Presentation highlighting the importance of protecting IP to build relationships with the community.


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