We strive to unite and empower communities to advance equity and share opportunities for all. It’s hard work, especially when there are so many things that divide us. But beyond the divisiveness, we share the hope for our families, our loved ones, and our neighbors to thrive. We envision a community in which everyone can access education that inspires and equips, economic mobility that meets needs and builds futures, and health that provides strength and hope. But this is not yet the community we live in. We and our neighbors face profound and systemic barriers to foundational opportunities. The Supreme Court’s decision eliminating a woman’s federally-protected right to choose painfully compounds these challenges.
We fight for compassionate prenatal care, robust post-partum supports, child nutrition programs, paid family leave, family health care, quality child care, and transformative education for every family in our community. But we have not won this fight. We know that because the data tells us the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality among the world’s wealthiest countries, and maternal mortality rates are three times higher for people of color. We know that because women in our community continue to tell us how they’ve been negatively affected by the health care system, especially when pregnant. We know that because women across our nation are scared and grieving.
Every single person deserves to live their best life, to have dignity, and to have the same chances and opportunities as others, regardless of their gender, race or the zip code where they were born. We stand with our sisters, daughters, colleagues, friends – all girls and women – who today have fewer rights than their own mothers, and we commit to do our part to ensure all in the Greater Louisville region have equitable access to health care and basic needs.
On this page you’ll find prenatal and maternal health resources; information on our advocacy for birthing parents, child care, and families with young children; ways to get involved and take action; and more.