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Care is the Point by Josh Nesbit

“Care is infrastructure.” This became the rallying cry for funding social programs in the first years of the Biden presidency, and there was hope that this framing would win over politicians and influencers in the center. But now that the Inflation Reduction Act has excluded care work, we should openly discuss what ‘care as infrastructure’ implies about our human experience – and share ideas about more liberatory futures.

With Homicide the Leading Cause of Maternal Mortality, New Research Shows a Link to Firearms and Intimate Partner Violence by Eric Boodman

Pregnancy is risky, and Naima Joseph sees the perils firsthand every day. For some patients, it might be a cardiac injury, their heart issues worsened by having to pump enough blood for two. For others, it might be a uterine infection, or a hemorrhage, or a case of pre-eclampsia.

The Relational Work of Systems Change by Katherine Milligan, Juanita Zerda & John Kania

Collective impact efforts must prioritize working together in more relational ways to find systemic solutions to social problems.

Can New Players Revive U.S. Primary Care? by David Blumenthal

Primary care in the United States has long been undervalued. Can companies moving into this space address its chronic problem — namely, that it is undervalued and undercompensated?

Integrating Primary Care and Public Health to Save Lives and Improve Practice During Public Health Crises: Lessons from COVID-19 by Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, et al.

Operating largely in silos and chronically underfunded disciplines, primary care providers and public health practitioners in the United States have struggled to respond to the numerous waves of the pandemic, which have caused high levels of morbidity and mortality and jeopardized health systems in communities across the country, especially those that are most vulnerable. It is crucial that the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic must be shared.

Why Doulas Are Fearful of CA Effort to Support Birth Workers by Ariana Lange

Doulas have improved people’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth, preventing unnecessary C-sections and postpartum depression alike. Now doulas are facing a problem many in California have long endured: a byzantine health care bureaucracy that threatens to undermine access for people of color.

Black Reproductive Justice Policy by Agenda Marcela Howell President & CEO In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, et al.

Reproductive Justice (RJ) is a collective framework grounded in human rights and Black Feminist theory that centers the intersectional impact of race and gender in one’s ability to live free from individual-, community-, and state-sanctioned oppression so that we can create and nurture the family of their choosing and achieve optimum mental, physical, community, and economic health.

Promoting Safe Quarantine and Isolation for Covid-19 in Marginalized Populations by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, et al.

Care resource coordination facilitates the social, material, and other supports that COVID-19 cases and contacts need to safely isolate or quarantine.

Maternal Deaths Represent the Canary in the Coal Mine for Women’s Health by Eugene Declercq and Neel Shah

Women who want to start or grow their families face greater risks during childbirth than their mothers did. Over the last two decades, the number of American women who die each year from a pregnancy- or childbirth-related cause has skyrocketed by more than 50 percent.

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