We are determined to make a meaningful difference in our communities.
We understand the importance of strengthening the communities in which we live and work, and we seek to do this through volunteering and collaborating on issues that affect the health and lives of the people we serve.
Maternal and Newborn Health Inequities
Health inequities remain one of the most intractable barriers to better health for many of the mothers, newborns and families we serve. We are driven to raise awareness of this important issue and work in collaboration with healthcare leaders at both the national and community level to advance research, education and support initiatives that have the potential to result in greater health equity for individuals and communities across the nation.
We partnered with leading experts in maternal and infant health to form the Maternal and Infant Health Inequities Working Group to help reduce health inequities and improve the health of mothers and babies in communities across the nation. Together, we developed the Pregnancy & Baby Health Clearinghouse and worked to advance deeper understanding of how clinicians can effectively communicate with minority pregnant women at-risk for preterm birth.
We encourage our employees to share their passion, knowledge and time with community organizations that support the well-being of mothers, families and caregivers. It is our hope that by focusing on volunteerism in these areas, our employees will gain a deeper appreciation for the experiences and needs of the patients and families we serve.
Cord Blood Banking Education
We collaborate with experts and advocates to provide parents with general education on the potential uses of newborn stem cells for transplant or future regenerative medicine purposes.