Moving Mothers Health Forward

Through the support of the United Health Foundation, CAMBA’s Moving Mothers’ Health Forward (MMHF) program seeks to bridge the gap in access to care for underserved, high-risk women through on-site support services in our Brooklyn-based family shelters and NYCHA Developments served by CAMBA’s Cornerstone Community Centers. Services include the Satellite clinic of SUNY Downstate at Flagstone, case management, community health workers, and birth and postpartum doulas. This program aims to decrease the maternal morbidity rate and improve child health outcomes relative to the general population in the geographic areas we will serve.

In July 2023, we hosted a summit called “Moving the Needle to Zero: Ending Preventable Black Maternal Deaths in NYC” in partnership with the CUNY Graduate Center, featuring Keynote Speaker Shawnee Benton Gibson, Co-Founder of The ARIAH Foundation. Discussion topics included Black perinatal mental health; health disparities by race, gender, and age; the collective impact of community voices in reducing maternal deaths in New York City; reducing racial health disparities by identifying and managing preeclampsia and hypertension; bridging the gap between provider and community resources; and the role of a father in addressing this challenge.

In 2023, MMHF provided 467 services across an unduplicated total of 243 enrolled clients. This represents a 35% increase in the number of services provided and a 76% increase in the number of individuals enrolled over 2022.


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