Providing pregnant moms with prenatal and postpartum support is critical for better maternal health.

Black Mothers in Power (BMP)

Black Mothers in Power (BMP) is an organization dedicated to ending astronomically high mortality and morbidity rates among Black mothers and babies. BMP is working to build awareness around this epidemic, developing inclusive community programs, and creating and challenging policies and regulations. BMP began as a grassroots-issue campaign in September 2019 at Network Delaware and Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.

Speaker

Shane Darby

Links/Resources

More information: blackmothersinpower.org.
Contact Black Mothers in Power: blackmothersinpower@gmail.com.
Healthy Women Healthy Babies Mini-Grantees: https://dethrives.com/thriving-communities/healthy-women-healthy-babies-zones-mini-grants

Parent Information Center (PIC) of Delaware

PIC provides families of children, with and without disabilities, with information, education, and support to become lifelong advocates in their child’s education. PIC also addresses maternal and infant health disparities in communities of color, providing families with resources and advocacy training. PIC first opened its doors in 1983 and today provides guidance for more than 90,000 families.

Speaker

Tina Andrews

Links/Resources

More information: http://www.picofdel.org.
PIC Community Doula Program Interest Form: http://bit.ly/picdoula.
Contact Parent Information Center of Delaware: candrews@picofdel.org.
Healthy Women Healthy Babies Mini-Grantees: https://dethrives.com/thriving-communities/healthy-women-healthy-babies-zones-mini-grants

DHMIC Doula Work Group Lead

Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium (DHMIC) Doula Work Group pursues the health of women, infants, and families through a lifecourse approach. Lifecourse is a way of thinking and doing. DHMIC’s approach includes planning WITH community as well as thinking holistically about women’s health and addressing intergenerational health. We support a continuum of services promoting optimal health from birth throughout the lifespan, from one generation to the next.

Speaker

Melissa Minor-Brown

Links/Resources

More information: https://dethrives.com/dhmic/strategic-initiatives.