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The Birth Trust
Name of organization, agency, or institution
Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery
Primary Contact Name and Title
Robin Hutson, Executive Director
Project Aim and Goals
The Birth Trust provides funding for projects that advance midwifery and woman-centered childbirth or reduce birth disparities through educational, policy, and research projects. The Birth Trust is a grant-making fund where donors and birth activists commit a certain amount monthly and then vote and select which projects get funded. Since the Birth Trust launched in 2010, nine very diverse projects have been selected.
Blueprint Area(s) Addressed
- Coordination of care across time settings and disciplines
- Clinical controversies (home birth, VBAC, vaginal breech and twin birth, elective induction, cesarean without indication)
- Decision making and consumer choice
- Disparities in access and outcomes of maternity care
- Scope, content and availability of health professions education (includes continuing education for health professionals)
- Scope of covered services for maternity care
- Consumer advocacy or political action
- Educational materials for health professionals
- Hands-on skills training or drills for health professionals
- New care delivery model (e.g., group prenatal care, home visiting, accountable care organization, medical home)
- Nursing/medical/midwifery program curriculum change
- Payment or reimbursement change
The first year’s evaluation will occur in the Spring of 2012.
For More Information
Robin Hutson, at firstname.lastname@example.org