Tag Archives: maternal health

New York State Paid Family Leave Promotes Health Equity

New York’s Paid Family Leave program increased access, promoted health equity, and may reduce health disparities. Why Paid Family Leave Matters The United States (US) is an outlier, one of only three countries worldwide that does not provide national paid maternity leave. Currently, only 19% of US employees have paid family leave (PFL) benefits; they tend to be more highly

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Using Human-Centered Design for More Inclusive Maternal Health

We uncovered the social support gaps in maternal health and co-designed solution prototypes with community-based organizations through design workshops, highlighting the potential of design thinking as a tool for centering equity in public health practice. At Ariadne Labs, clinical teams use human-centered design to develop solution prototypes for documented gaps in health care delivery. We recently described one such initiative

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Podcast with New York Times Author Linda Villarosa on “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis”

by Camelia Singletary, MPH JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.  In this episode, Linda Villarosa joins me to talk about the ongoing health disparities faced by pregnant African American women. This

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