Background & Bio
Salomé Araya is a Perinatal Health Program Analyst on AMCHP’s Women’s and Infant Health team. After graduating from Davidson College in 2019, with a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, and Public Health, Salomé interned with Black Mamas Matter Alliance, where she developed and implemented a communications strategy using social media. Her maternal health passion involves centering and examining the current trends in Black Maternal Health in the U.S. and being a Certified Birth Doula. Salomé comes to AMCHP with a strong background in community health, health communications, and program evaluation.
My Current Work
At AMCHP, Salome supports the processes of the Pritzker Preterm Birth Initiative’s Healthy Beginnings with Title V: Advancing Anti-Racism in Preterm Birth Prevention project. Through this initiative, she supports capacity building between state MCH agencies and community-rooted organizations, centering on dismantling policies, programs, and inequitable funding opportunities within states. She is passionate about advocating for and investing in community-designed solutions that protect the birth outcomes of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latin/x, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other birthing people of color.
Ask Me About
Reproductive Justice, birth work, maternal mortality, partnership/capacity building, program evaluation, and technical assistance/support.