NC lawmakers, advocates call for action to address crisis in Black maternal health

Jun 26, 2024

When she found out she was pregnant in 2016, Charity Watkins, a doctoral student at the time, did all the right things, meticulously following all recommended practices to ensure a successful and healthy pregnancy.

“I initiated prenatal care… my husband and I enrolled in birthing classes, I read books on what to expect, and took extra care to ensure I ate well and exercised throughout my pregnancy,” said Watkins, who is Black.

2024 P3 EQUATE HERN Semi Annual Meeting

P3 EQUATE HERN, Jan 26, 2024

The 2024 P3 EQUATE HERN Semi Annual Meeting kicked off yesterday! This year’s meeting is being hosted by the BELIEVE Team at UNC Chapel Hill.

Believe in HBCUs Mixer

BELIEVE, June 6, 2023


This convening is designed to facilitate a dialogue between HBCU’s, Community Partners, Advocates, and the Universities within the EQUATE network. This discussion will aid identifying synergy and opportunities for collaboration to improve Maternal Health.

Date: June 9th, 2023
Time: 11-3 pm ET
Location: MLK Jr Student Center at St. Augustine’s University

WE BELIEVE in doing things differently. We united our team, centered in self-love, care, community, and compassion.

BELIEVE, May 16, 2023


The #BelieveBirth IPE team launched its 1st e-news alert, sharing program updates, upcoming events, and opportunities for getting involved and supporting Black maternal health learners.

Read their listserv and subscribe for future updates:–Save-the-Dates–Research-Highlights–Getting-Involved-.html?soid=1110472552145&aid=kNkQRj0kuBk