The gap in birth outcomes between Black and white women in Dane County and Wisconsin has persisted for decades, while Black mothers and birthing people across the state face consistently higher rates of maternal deaths each year.
We are collaborating across sectors to implement community-driven solutions to end this crisis and produce better birth outcomes for Black families.
We seek to advance Black maternal, child, and family well-being in Dane County to improve birth outcomes. We work with partners across communities and sectors to build strategies for confronting the chronic family stress, institutional racism, and economic disparities that contribute to Black infant mortality and low weight births in our county. Our solutions and approaches are community-informed, co-created by those most impacted, and intentionally seek to address social and structural barriers to family and community health.
Eliminate inequities in health, educational, and economic outcomes for Black women, families, and children.
Eliminate Black-White racial inequities in low-weight births.
Eliminate Black-White racial inequities in infant mortality.