An infant born in DCís poorest ward is 10 times likelier to die than one born in the wealthiest. Committed to serving low-resourced families of color, Mamatoto Village fights this and other staggering disparities in maternal health care. Throughout pregnancy, and for the first three months of the childís life, mothers receive comprehensive, culturally-relevant services (health education, care coordination, labor and breastfeeding support, counseling) that empower them to make informed decisions about their health, their parenting, and their lives. Inspired by the care they received, clients often return to complete the Perinatal Workforce Training Program, learning to serve their community as trained community health workers and lactation consultants Ė thereby increasing the number of women of color employed in maternal health and having a positive effect on the local economy. Mamatoto believes every mom and every baby deserves quality care. Donít you?
Awards & Recognition
Roslyn S. Jaffe Award (2014)
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