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Using interprofessional education to transform health services so that each mother, birthing person, and health team member is seen, heard, and valued

More people in the United States die in childbirth than in other wealthy countries. Black women in the United States are dying at a higher rate compared to more than 100 countries worldwide. Structural and social determinants of health are the root causes of health inequities in systems. Many health models focus on fixing individual problems instead of these larger, root causes.

We are working with communities, clinicians, and other healthcare workers to understand and address structural and social determinants of health. This type of system change requires a multidisciplinary model of care. BELIEVE is focused on developing interprofessional training that prevents and helping to heal medical and workplace traumas experienced by birthing people, families, and healthcare workers.

The overall goal of our work is to transform health services so that each mother, birthing person, and health team member is seen, heard, and valued.

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This toolkit introduces students and library workers to prominent people and public discourses among (and about) disabled people online, in literature, and in the news

Most people will experience a disability during their lifetime. Libraries and other public organizations must be equipped to serve disabled people of diverse ages, genders, and races/ethic groups with inclusive and accommodating spaces, services, programing, and policies. CEDI built this tool kit to help library workers learn more about disability equity and inclusion, and understanding the needs of disabled community members.

Toolkit modules offer resources and facilitate thought and discussions about intersectional disability inclusion in libraries. Each module includes reflection points and exercises that will help you think through the some of the mechanics of building more inclusive library spaces and programs. Although this toolkit is primarily focused on working with the community, some of the topics will also touch on issues related to disabled library workers.

Postnatal Patient Safety Learning Lab

Redesigning systems of postnatal care to better enable all families to thrive

To be safe and well, birthing mothers need to be listened to, respected, and experience timely, risk-appropriate postnatal healthcare. However, care can be inequitable and undermine the people and outcomes it seeks to support. This project is about identifying strengths and opportunities to re-engineer postnatal care, to transform process and outcomes for families and those serving them.