HealthConnect One is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s Birthing Hope Awards! These organizations have not only demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to improving their communities, but have also been instrumental in advancing birth equity. We are proud to honor them for their contributions to ensuring that every mother, child, and birthing family has access to the care and resources they need.
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) is the recipient of the Irving Harris Advocacy Award for their work to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in the black community. ROSE’s mission is to improve the health of black women and their families by promoting breastfeeding, supporting lactation professionals, and advocating for policies that support black mothers. They have provided lactation education and support to families, developed culturally specific breastfeeding educational materials, and launched a national campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding in the black community.
Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) is also being recognized with the Senator Durbin Community Health Worker Award for their work to reduce racial disparities in breastfeeding success for black families. Since 2007, BMBFA has become a leading voice in the breastfeeding community and has been recognized for their work in improving health outcomes for black mothers and their babies. Like ROSE, they have provided lactation education and support to families, developed culturally specific breastfeeding educational materials, and launched a national campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding in the black community.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to ROSE and BMBFA for their exceptional work. We are honored to recognize their contributions to advancing birth equity and improving the health outcomes of black mothers and their babies. We thank them for their leadership and dedication to their communities.
Stay tuned for more updates on the work of these outstanding organizations and the impact they are making in the world of maternal and infant health.