Start How You Want to Finish: System-Stretching Strategies for Advancing Birth Equity
This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.
Systems are a complex web of people, policies, practices and priorities. Achieving scalable transformation across this web in a way that has the greatest opportunity to finally impact long-standing disparities requires innovation, AND centering those with lived experience as leaders and authors of transformation. Learn how the LA County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Prevention Initiative applied these principals to create authentic collaboration guided by shared values to activate a village of support for Black women, birthing people and families.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.