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Cincinnati's 1st Family-Centered
Health Collaborative Block Party!

Thank you for joining us for The BLACK Collaborative's Kick-Off Celebration and Cincinnati's 1st Family-Center Health Collaborative Block Party!

 

On August 26th, we celebrated Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2023, Black culture, and health equity with a twist of health education, amplifying community voices, lived experience, inclusivity, and direct access to resources.


Our Health Collaborative Block Party Initiative focuses on providing culturally specific health education and services in a culturally supportive environment to foster enjoyable learning, engagement, and networking that extends beyond Mother/Baby but includes the community at large! 

 

Our innovative Health Collaborative initiative provides health experience filled with cultural, music, games, and targeted education aimed to mitigate BLACK maternal morbidity and infant mortality to include preconception health, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum warning signs, and fatherhood. We specialize in being the experts to the community that represents and reflects the community we serve. 

Our health exhibitions are explicitly selected and identified as Black grassroots organizations.

Until Next Year Ohio!!!

All About Me

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We are a consortium comprised of Black birthing, lactation, and maternal child health professionals, advocates, and allies working collaboratively to address Black mortality, reproductive rights, and health equity.

We Are Our Brothers & Sisters Keepers

TARGET

 

Individuals identifying as Black/African American women, infants, children, and families who historically have lower breastfeeding rates or suboptimal breastfeeding outcomes, who are disproportionately impacted by infant mortality and maternal morbidity, regardless of education, income, or disability, who live in rural & urban communities with reduced access to resources or hindered access due to social and organizational barriers.

 

 

GOAL

 

Mitigate systemic racism as a barrier to health and health-seeking behavior through storytelling, collaborative partnerships, technical assistance, resource building, and community mobilization for sustainability.

 

 

LEGAL STRUCTURE

 

The Corporation is established as an Ohio non-profit directorship corporation. All of the foregoing objectives and purposes shall be exercised exclusively for charitable, educational, and social improvements in such manner that the corporation shall qualify as an exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and applicable Ohio laws, as they are currently and shall hereafter be in force and effect.

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