The Latest From #BelieveBirth

NEW BELIEVE Birth Series

The ‘BELIEVE Birth Innovation Conversations’ video and podcast series aims to inspire change in maternal healthcare. Covering a variety of maternal health topics with industry experts, each video reel is a snippet of insight taken from interviews with leaders in this space. We’re on a mission to innovate health training and support maternal health learners with foundational quality care practices.

Join us each week as we listen to leaders in this space share ways we can better serve Black birthing people and support their care teams.

Stream BELIEVE Birth Shorts.

The Heart Truth Partner Feature

To learn more about Black maternal health and the importance of advancing healthcare practices, The Heart Truth® connected with Kimberly Harper, perinatal/neonatal outreach coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Medicine’s Center for Maternal and Infant Health, and Janiya Mitnaul Williams, program director of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s (NC A&T) Human Lactation Program.

Read ‘The Heart Truth’ blog.

Uplifting Black and Brown Lactation Success 2024 Conference

August 7-9 | Greensboro, NC

The NC A&T Human Lactation Team is thrilled to announce the Uplifting Black and Brown Lactation Success 2024 Conference.

Register here.

Past Events:

Black Maternal Health Week

April 11-18th, we will be sharing toolkits, resources, events, partner work & ways you can honor Black birth & advance Black maternal health outcomes.

As we conclude #BMHW24, join us on April 18th at 12pm ET for a webinar: Prioritizing Black Maternal Mental Health: Learning from the Knowledge of Experts – Presented by Jasmine L. Garland McKinney, PhD, LCMHCA (NC), NCC, Postdoctoral Associate, the University of Maryland, College Park

2024 Semi-Annual Meeting Recap

2024 Theme: “Maternal Care, Connection, & Collaboration”

This year, the EQUATE Coordinating Center at P3 EQUATE Network, as part of the American Heart Association, hosted by the Believe IPE Team hosted EQUATE member teams at a 2024 Semi-Annual Meeting to unite as colleagues and people with a shared passion to drive change maternal health care in the U.S.

Read and watch highlights from the Semi Annual EQUATE Network program here

Heart Your Mama

This Mother’s Day, our team is encouraging everyone to #HeartYourMama by making sure she is staying well. Our experts have exciting partnerships and upcoming campaign news to announce. We’ll continue sharing heart health resources for patients and practitioners.  Interested in joining? Have a resource to share?

Let us know what’s going on within your teams and we will spread the news! Contact

The Skimm Parenting

Ask An Expert: Strengthening the Pelvic Floor

Skim through expert advice on pelvic floor after childbirth with Kimberly Harper in TheSkimm Parenting.


Black Joy Gala

Join us for the BELIEVE in Black Joy Gala, an evening of supporting and honoring Black Joy and innovators in Black maternal health.

This event has passed.

Event details here.

HBCU Mixer

Believe in HBCUs Mixer

This convening is designed to facilitate a dialogue between HBCU’s, Community Partners, Advocates, and the Universities within the EQUATE network. This discussion will aid identifying synergy and opportunities for collaboration to improve Maternal Health.

This event has passed.

Event details here.


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The latest from #BelieveBirth team and partners:

  • See the team out and about – #BelieveBirth
  • New report from @foundationhli this week: “Progress and Opportunities: Maternal and Child Health Equity in North Carolina” report. So much great work featured. Read now.
  • Feature: At the Black Maternal Health Conference, read the #BelieveBirth team in NC Health News. Read now.

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