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Tackling Systemic Racism in Maternity Care

A Brazilian health collaborative uses improvement science and the concept of “liberatory consciousness” to address racism in maternity care.

Nariño S, Francisca de Assis dos Santos J. Tackling systemic racism in maternity care. Stanford Social Innovation Review. June 21, 2021.

IHI and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein are using improvement science to reduce maternal mortality in 19 public-hospital, maternity-care units across Brazil. The collaborative has a particular focus on addressing racial bias that adversely affects the care and health outcomes of Black and Indigenous pregnant women. The Model for Improvement, the IHI Breakthrough Series Collaborative model, and the IHI Psychology of Change Framework are being used to provide a structured process for change in participating hospitals.

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