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Commitment to Health Equity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to advancing SMFM's mission and vision. Learn more about our key programs and how you can get involved. Questions? Contact SMFM's Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Allison Wainick.

LEAD. To foster a more equitable leadership structure within SMFM and the institutions in which MFM subspecialists work each day, SMFM launched the Emerging Leaders Program sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems.

RECOGNIZE. Each year, SMFM recognizes a member who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership via the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

LEARN. SMFM is committed to showcasing the diversity of our membership, Learn more about our members and what inspires their work in our Member Spotlight feature.

SHARE. SMFM revised its infographic, "Strategies to Provide Equitable Care During COVID-19." Use the image on social media, in presentation slide decks, print it and hang it in your institution. (January 2023).

SEE WHERE WE STAND. Read SMFM’s position statements and issue briefs, Telehealth: Opportunities to Increase Access to Quality Health Care and Advance Equitable Maternal HealthDiversity and Inclusion in Leadership and Racial Disparities in Health Outcomes, as well as our special statement, The Affordable Care Act's Foundation of Coverage: Essential Health Benefits are Essential.

SHARE. SMFM partnered with the National Birth Equity Collaborative to develop an infographic, "Strategies to Overcome Racism's Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes." Use the image on social media, in presentation slide decks, print it and hang it in your institution. References for the infographic can be found here. (April 2020).

WATCH. SMFM's 2022 Annual Meeting featured the first-ever Anti-Racism Special Interest Group. The goal of this now-annual event was to elevate scholarly work that focuses on eliminating racism and bias in maternity care; eliminating racial disparities in health outcomes; improvement in diversity, equity, and belonging in the subspecialty, SMFM, and in leadership. This event was made possible, in part, by support from, Roche.

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