BELIEVE: Building Equitable Linkages with Interprofessional Education Valuing Everyone


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina A&T

The United States has unacceptable rates of morbidity and mortality, and unacceptable disparities. Remediating these disparities requires holistic solutions that include collaborative, multidisciplinary, multilevel models of maternity and perinatal care. The overall goal of the work is to transform health services so that each mother, birthing person, and health team member is seen, heard, and valued. Using Kirkpatrick’s Model, the BELIEVE team will work with community and health team members to develop a curriculum for interprofessional education and collaboration that cultivate trust among birthing people and health team members through respectful, equitable and person-centered care and communication. The BELIEVE curriculum will create spaces for rebuilding trust and healing from birth-related trauma and professional moral injury.