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Listening to Mothers in California

The Report

The Listening to Mothers in California survey was led by the National Partnership for Women & Families and developed in collaboration with investigators from the University of California, San Francisco Center on Social Disparities in Health and the Boston University School of Public Health. Quantum Market Research, Inc. administered the survey. The California Health Care Foundation and Yellow Chair Foundation funded this work. For additional background, read the fact sheet.


National Partnership for Women & Families

For more than 45 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. We work to foster a society in which everyone has access to quality, affordable health care, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure, workplaces are fair and family friendly, discrimination is a thing of the past and every person has the opportunity to achieve economic security and live with dignity.

The National Partnership’s Childbirth Connection programs work to advance effective strategies for maternity care quality improvement and transformation, including innovative delivery systems, value-based payment systems, consumer engagement and performance measurement.


California Health Care Foundation

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.

CHCF informs policymakers and industry leaders, invests in ideas and innovations and connects with changemakers to create a more responsive, patient-centered health care system.


Yellow Chair Foundation

Yellow Chair Foundation funds organizations working to advance civil liberties, educational equity, environmental protections, public interest journalism and maternal health.

The foundation’s support for maternal health focuses on increasing access to birth settings with integrated provider teams to reduce unnecessary medical interventions and improve the long-term outcomes for mothers and babies in the United States.