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Get Involved: YSPH Student Organizations Supporting Maternal & Child Health

Yale Public Health Magazine, Focus: Spring 2022


REPROJustice at YSPH is dedicated to the achievement and protection of the rights of all people to the full realization and enjoyment of their sexual and reproductive health. This we embrace as part of a holistic definition of reproductive justice that works to ensure the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of all people. We work in pursuit of sexual and reproductive liberty, gender equity, and social justice through community engagement, education, and advocacy, and we dedicate ourselves to the creation of a healthier, safer, and more just world.

Womxn of Color for Maternal & Child Health is a group led by womxn of color passionate about health justice for pregnant people, infants, children, and young people of color. Our mission is to:

  • Facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue about health equity from a racial justice perspective.
  • Elevate health narratives and health knowledge of people of color.
  • Advocate for health policies and solutions alongside communities of color driven by their needs.
  • Promote the integration of evidence-informed practices* and holistic healing practices.
  • Provide training on combating racism as a root cause of health inequities.
  • Promote equitable engagement between the Yale community, New Haven community and beyond.

* Evidence gathered from both academic and non-academic sources, including peer-reviewed articles and laypersons’ experiences)

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