National Perinatal Task Force
The National Perinatal Task Force (NPTF) is a community of people who have a heart for women and babies and are concerned about the persistent and worsening maternal child health outcomes in the USA.
What is the problem?
Currently three to four times as many African American / Black women die in the USA due to pregnancy, birth or postpartum issues as their white counterparts. Why are mothers and babies dying and being harmed in a system that spends billions of dollars annually on maternity care?
What is the impact of institutional, structural and systemic racism, classism and sexism in maternal child health? What about personally imposed implicit and explicit biases?
Our overall maternal and infant mortality rates are worsening every year and the gaps between people of color and white people are widening.
It’s literally a matter of life and death.
– Jennie Joseph, Midwife/Activist
Donate & Support the Task Force
There are many ways of getting involved as an individual, a business, or an organization.
You can join a community of passionate people who are on a mission to eliminate racial and class disparities in birth outcomes.
Thank you so much! Your generosity supports the growth and development of this grassroots movement across the USA to provide access to healthy pregnancies and babies for ALL people, and is tax-deductible.
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Until women and their loved ones feel that they have enough knowledge and agency to be a part of the decisions around their care and until they have access to the education and support that they are lacking, they will continue to be at risk.
Our Vision, Mission & Approach
We believe all people have the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we care for with equitable resources to thrive in community.
The National Perinatal Task Force is a grassroots movement to start and grow Perinatal Safe Spots (PSS) in every ‘Materno-toxic Area’ in the USA, in order to eliminate racial and class disparities in birth outcomes, and to create equity and power in maternal child health care.
To model the world we are birthing, we use Collective Organizing to shift the paradigm of reproductive health by addressing the root causes of inequity, building collective power, and advancing liberation for all.