Innovative Models

The following models were considered by the delegates at the Summit:

Improved outcomes for mother and baby

Novel tools, evidence, and resources:

Reduced costs

Novel tools, evidence, and resources:


Improved patient experience

Novel tools, evidence, and resources:


Supporting physiology

Novel tools, evidence, and resources:


New person-centered quality care measures

Novel tools, evidence, and resources:


Exemplars of Innovative Models for Service Delivery


CBOs that Support Community Health


Health Professional Education renewal


Tools That Support Effective Collaboration

  • State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
  • Best Practice Collaboration Guidelines across Birth Settings,
  • Dialogue and Decisions, a novel interprofessional online course for physicians, midwives, nurses, teaching skills in respectful communication, cultural safety and person-centered decision making
  • Person-Centered Decision Making Tool: a clear step by step guide for professionals working together to keep the focus on the service user’s context and priorities for care.
  • New Risk Management Courses for care across birth places (see Southern Cross Insurance)

Below are the models, tools, and resources that the delegates have submitted for consideration as part of our work at the Summit. (submitted to date)

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Ariadne Labs: Birth Right: Health Care Experts Convene to Analyze Tactics for Bettering Safety and Dignity During Childbirth

baby+co.: Collaborative Physician and Midwife Team Website

Breath of My Heart: Community Midwifery Practice in Española, New Mexico

California Association of Midwives: NARM Prep Jumpstart

Childbirth Connection: Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing

Common Sense Childbirth: The JJ Way® - A Patient-Centered Model of Care

Every Mother Counts: Advancing Birth Justice: Community-Based Doula Models as a Standard of Care for Ending Racial Disparities

Health Connect One: Highlight in the 2018 National Home Visiting Resource Center Yearbook, Best Practice Recognition in 2016 by Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), 2014 Perinatal Revolution Study about the role of community-based doulas in high-risk communities across the US

Ihotu Ali: Massage Therapist and Doula

International Childbirth Initiative: 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care

The Intune Mother Project: The Greener Birth Initiative

Jonathan Snowden: The Causal Inference Framework: A Primer on Concepts and Methods for Improving the Study of Well-Woman Childbearing Processes

Mamatoto Village: Home Visitation Service, Perinatal Community Health Worker Training

March of Dimes: Prematurity Collaborative

Mother May I?: Movie Website

National Advocates for Pregnant Women: Publication List

National American Registry of Midwives: Website

National Partnership for Women and Families: Blueprint for Advancing High-Value Maternity Care Through Physiologic Childbearing, Listening to Mothers in California

New York City: Severe Maternal Morbidity Report (2008 - 2012), Sexual and Reproductive Health Webpage

New York City Department of Health:

NYC Standards for Respectful Care at Birth Poster

NYC Standards for Respectful Care at Birth Brochure

Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group (SRJ CEG) Web page

Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group (SRJ CEG) video

New York City Severe Maternal Morbidity  Report 2008-2012

Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group (SRJ CEG) one pager

Information from New York City's Public Hospital System, Health + Hospitals

New York State Taskforce on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes: Recommendations to the Governor to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities

Pacific Business Group on Health: Midwifery Initiatives

Perinatal Quality Improvement: #SpeakUpAgainstRacism #SpeakUpforWomen

Utah Department of Health: Women and Newborns Quality Collaborative

Costly Characteristics of and Antidotes to White Supremacy

Slandering the Unborn

Anti-Abortion Measures Harm Birth Fact Sheet

Clinical Drug Testing Fact Sheet

10 Concepts About Cannabis and Human Milk