What If You Could Change The World…
One Woman At A Time Through The Oklahoma Challenge – The Greener Birth Initiative
There is a time, when we have to identify, with problems head on. We started this campaign because we said, “enough is enough.”
- WE CARE: That Black/African American women are 3 to 4 times more likely to have adverse outcomes than other populations in childbirth in the state of Oklahoma.
- WE CARE: That Black/African American babies are 2 to 3 times more likely to die than babies born of other populations in the state of Oklahoma.
- WE CARE: That Women and babies RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA are dying during and after childbirth, PERIOD! Maternal mortality is unacceptably high and we have a plan to aid in reducing that.
Did you know that about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications around the world every day. In 2013, 289,000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth.
Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resourced settings, and most could have been prevented. THIS IS WHY WE NEED MORE WOMEN OF COLOR EDUCATED IN THE FIELD AS INDEPENDANT PERINATAL BIRTH CONSULTANTS!
We believe that our proposal will work. By adding more women of color to the field of birth work we are not only creating a diversity in the field of birth work, we are also creating a workforce development program, which will make these women, educated, empowered, and employable, social entrepreneurs.
We NEED help in Oklahoma. And we are asking you to support us make this happen.
- 16.8% of women in Oklahoma live in poverty. The national average is 14.7%
- On average, women in Oklahoma make $0.74 for every dollar paid to men.
- The national average is $0.7920.5% of women in Oklahoma are uninsured. The national average is 13%