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ALLIANCE FOR BLACK NICU FAMILIES™

Hope Is Where the Heart Is

 

ALLIANCE FOR BLACK NICU FAMILIES™ AT A GLANCE

We believe in your organization's mission and the synergies of solidarity in our newly-founded Alliance for Black NICU Families™ (and their fragile Neonatal Intensive Care Unit infants). While medical progress in the NICU has been substantial over the last decade, racial disparities, health equity and implicit bias continue to put African American families at risk. Coupled with the highest statistical rate of prematurity and infant mortality, African American families face a global NICU health problem that needs to be addressed by many powerful voices.


With the surge of protests and the recent recognition of systemic racism that has found its way even into the seemingly impenetrable NICU -- very tiny black lives are indeed disproportionately impacted. They and their parents have an inalienable right to the same education, treatment, respect and resources as all others. Our Alliance sees a window of opportunity to fight for justice in this arena and asks you to join us.

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A BIT ABOUT US

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

The Alliance for Black NICU Families™ has a strong core of organizations (US and ex-US) as founding members. Many are African American parents of NICU premature infants who have personally experienced racial inequity.


GLO Preemies:  https://www.glopreemies.com/

Connect to NICU:  http://connect2nicu.com/

Eli Collins Foundation for Premature Babies: http://www.elibabies.org/

Families Blossoming: https://familiesblossoming.com/

Once Upon a Preemie: www.OnceUponAPreemie.com

Pebbles of Hope: http://www.pebblesofhope.org/

Saul’s Light:  https://www.saulslight.org/

Mended Little Hearts: https://mendedhearts.org/

Preemie Crystal Ball: https://crystalballhealth.com/

PreemieWorld:  https://preemieworld.com

Prolacta Bioscience: https://www.prolacta.com/  

Sage Therapeutics: https://www.sagerx.com/

Families Bridge to Caring Hands: https://familiesbridge.com/

Free2Read: Website Coming Soon




Partnerships (list updated daily)

  • Virginia Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy who is an African American woman running for Governor of Virginia

  • National Coalition for Infant Health

  • NICU Healing

  • My NICU Family

  • CPQCC (California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative)

  • Golden Journey Empowerment

  • Skyler’s Gift

  • Families for Depression Awareness

  • 2020MOM.ORG

  • I am Amyrcle 

  • Hand to Hold

 
 

GET INVOLVED

We need your help! Your voice, your expertise, your support to raise awareness about the Alliance and our vision for supporting Black NICU Families!


Please help us by engaging in any or all of the following short turnaround efforts:

PARTNER WITH US

Complete and Disseminate a survey and a petition on Racial Equity & Preemie Families to African American preemie families to get their experiences to inform leadership at health leadership organizations for neonatal and pediatric entities across the country in order to push for change.  Asking for 2 email  and social media pushes in mid and late July. We will have social media graphics for you to make it real easy.

TAKE THE SURVEY

Black NICU Moms and Dads, if you could complete this survey (it allows you to do so anonymously, if you so choose).

As the Alliance for Black NICU Families™ stands together, I too stand with them and with all African American families.  #passiton #pleaseshare #shareforchange #blacknicufamilies

 

CONTACT ALLIANCE FOR BLACK NICU FAMILIES™

Get in touch with Alliance for Black NICU Families™ to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

 

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