health justice

Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Midwifery

This report outlines the evidence that supports midwifery’s unique value across different communities, the safety and effectiveness of midwifery care in improving maternal and infant outcomes, the interest of birthing people in midwifery care, and the current...

Minimum Wage and Abortion Access

In the United States, people with lower incomes, people with disabilities, and people of color have never fully enjoyed reproductive freedom. Whether a person wants to have a child or wants to not have children, their ability to exercise these rights has consistently...

Racism Hurts Moms and Babies

Public awareness about the devastating impacts of systemic and interpersonal racism has increased sharply with the escalation of racist violence and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disparate impact on communities of color.

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

This series connects the dots between how different socioeconomic factors affect maternal and infant health, the outsize impact these factors have on BIPOC communities, and recommendations to effect the change we need to ensure all moms and babies thrive.

Delivering on the Promise of Telehealth

Telehealth is central to the future of health care delivery in the United States. It has the potential to significantly improve access to care, address disparities in health outcomes, and help make health care more equitable.

Universal Health Coverage

Women should be at the forefront of every conversation about the future of our health care system. Access to quality care is essential not only to women’s physical and mental well-being, but also their economic security and ability to participate fully in society.

Social Determinants of Health

Addressing the social determinants of health is recognized as a key strategy to improve health outcomes, and potentially reduce health disparities. Here's a policy framework for policymakers and the private sector.