The following list of resources has been aggregated for those interested in learning more about birth equity. As a part of CMQCC’s Birth Equity Collaborative, participating hospitals have identified the framework and resources below as useful in beginning conversations about birth equity on their units. We at CMQCC are not experts in birth equity, and would like to highlight and amplify the work of the Black-led organizations and leaders who created these resources. Whenever possible, we have hyperlinked to the original source.
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Exposing the Role of Labor and Delivery Nurses as Active Bystanders in Preventing or Perpetuating Obstetric Violence
Obstetric violence is an issue of global scope and magnitude. Its widespread and continued presence indicates cultural tolerance enabled by policies and procedures that uphold paternalism. Labor and delivery nurses...
PNQIN COVID-19 in Pregnancy Resource Guide for Providers, Sites, and Institutions
This resource guide provides information from trusted sources on counseling patients on COVID-19 vaccination.
AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle
The main page for AIM’s resources, data collection, change package, and other implementation details for the Obstetric Hemorrhage bundle.
AIM Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Bundle
The main page for AIM’s resources, data collection plan, change package, and other implementation details for the Severe Hypertension bundle.
Blood Pressure Management NEJM
This short video demonstrates that evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health.
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Toolkit
The Improving Health Care Response to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy toolkit supports timely recognition and response to hypertension and preeclampsia.
Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Hospital Policy and Procedure Manual
The purpose of this policy is to promote safe and timely identification and management of Hypertensive Disorders during pregnancy and up to 6 weeks postpartum.
Development of a Maternal Equity Safety Bundle to Eliminate Racial Inequities in Massachusetts
Article describing the creation of the PNQIN Equity Bundle Measures.
AWHONN POST-BIRTH Warning Signs Education Program
AWHONN has developed a standardized approach to ensuring that postpartum parents are empowered to recognize and act on signs of potentially life-threatening postpartum complications. The POST-BIRTH Warning Signs online...