Racial Disparities in Infant and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Strong Foundations For Our Youngest Children

Infant and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Community of Practice

Are you interested in learning with and from other state team leads who have an interest in reducing racial disparities in Infant and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (RDIM)? If so, the NCIT Capacity-Building Hub invites you to join the first RDIM-focused Community of Practice (CoP) scheduled for Monday, June 22 at 2-3:30 PM EDT. The CoP will enrich your professional practice as you join in shared learning, application, and reflection with other state-level grantees while a designated facilitator keeps all 10-15 participants in the dialog. The topical parameters are already established, but once the CoP starts, the conversation and session topics will be responsive to participants’ needsAlthough the CoP will be geared towards state grantees, the nature of local collaboratives’ approach to this work will be discussed and considered as an instrumental solution to reducing racial disparities in Infant and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality. 

To learn more about the requirements to join, please click the full invite here.

What will your state team gain from your involvement in the CoP? 

  • Learn how to interpret state data and apply a critical race equity lens in order to select appropriate and effective interventions. 
  • Evaluate existing state and local public policy, dedicated funding, access to programs and services, and general awareness of the issue and root causes in order to define a clear starting point.
  • Learn whom to work with and what pivotal system changes you need to make within your state and community to ensure better infant and maternal outcomes.
  • Learn about policies, promising practices, funding streams, and programs and services that are a good fit for your community. 

How do I indicate interest?
The designated state representative should complete and submit the survey found hereSurveys are due by Friday, May 29.