New York State Birth Equity Improvement Project

The New York State Department of Health, in collaboration with its NYSPQC, began a comprehensive learning collaborative project, the NYS Birth Equity Improvement Project in 2021. New York State birthing hospitals and centers were invited to join this project, which seeks to assist birthing facilities in:

  • Identifying how individual and systemic racism impacts birth outcomes at their organization; and
  • Taking action to improve both the experience of care and perinatal outcomes for Black birthing people in the communities they serve.


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