Building Equitable Linkages With Interprofessional Education Valuing Everyone™

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

The #BelieveBirth team was funded to to make the healthcare system better so that every birthing person and healthcare worker is treated with respect and care.

Below, we're sharing more about our work, our team, and opportunities to engage with us.

Surveys and Stories

Share Your Story!

The BELIEVE surveys are designed to help us learn more about how pregnant people and health care team members experience the healthcare system. If you are a pregnant person, a new birthing parent, or a healthcare provider who works with pregnant people we would love to hear your stories!

This survey includes 17 multiple-choice questions and at least three long answer questions. You may respond by recording your voice or by typing your answer. All responses will be kept confidential.

If you finish the survey you will be given a $75 incentive as a thank you for your time and effort.

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Student / Trainee Opportunities

Believe Scholarships

The BELIEVE project is providing scholarship opportunities to support students interested in entering the field of Maternal and Child Health (MCH). BELIEVE is offering (3) $1,000 scholarships.

Scholarships can be used towards tuition for the next school year or a certification course. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, and above who are applying to study in a health-related field.

Applicants must use funds towards school tuition or a certificate program with an interest in maternal health, Fall 2023 in North Carolina.

Apply today

We're Hiring!

The BELIEVE team is hiring a post-doctoral student to work in the area of health data/information at @iSchoolUMD. Find details and apply below.

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Watch for Us!

HBCU Convening

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.

This event will take place on June 9th, 2023. Watch for live coverage using #BelieveBirth.


Contact to join and participate in 2024.

Donations and Investment in Black Learners

Opportunities to support the BELIEVE in Black Joy Gala, an evening of supporting and honoring Black Joy and innovators in Black maternal health. Find gala details here.

Gala will be held on June 10th, 2023 - Invitation-only.

Watch for gala event coverage using #BelieveBirth.

Contact us to join and participate in 2024.

Donate Here.

Latest events and details

Connecting with us

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BelieveBirth Social Media

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See us in action

BelieveBirth In the News

  • New report from @foundationhli this week: “Progress and Opportunities: Maternal and Child Health Equity in North Carolina” report. So much great work featured. Read now.

  • Feature: At the Black Maternal Health Conference, read the #BelieveBirth team in NC Health News. Read now.

Partner Events and News

2023 ROSE Breastfeeding and Equity Summit

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) Annual Breastfeeding and Equity Summit is going to Tulsa, OK. We are excited to join ROSE for a special Juneteenth convening! Learn more and save the date.

RSVP today

ABOUT #BelieveBirth

BELIEVE is a part of the Health Equity Research Network (HERN), funded by the American Heart Association through the P3 EQUATE Network at the University of Alabama.

The ‘DREAM: Dismantling Structural Racism to Promote Equitable Maternal Health Outcomes‘ project is a partner in this work.

The American Heart Association is giving $20 million to start HERN. This network will help us learn more about why some women-especially Black women and Native American women, are more likely to have problems during childbirth and after. About half of these problems are related to the heart and blood vessels, so the American Heart Association is in a good position to help solve this important issue.

The goal of all this work is to make the healthcare system better so that every birthing person and healthcare worker is treated with respect and care.


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Read our funding statement and learn about our network.

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