The New York City Health Department invites you to participate in the Stakeholder Action Forum: Implementing the New York City Standards for Respectful Care at Birth on Dec 11th, 2018 from 12:00pm-3:45pm at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Date: December 11th, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 11:30am. Program runs from 12:00pm to 3:45pm.
Location: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave NY, NY 10029, room 20
Additional Details: Event capacity is 150 participants and RSVP is required. A boxed lunch will be provided. Additional event details, including a program of speakers, will be sent out before Nov 22, 2018. 

Description: The Stakeholder Action Forum will bring together providers, advocates, academics, and community-based organizations working within maternal health, as well as community members, to engage in a critical dialogue about respectful care at birth in New York City. Event activities will facilitate conversations around implementing and upholding the New York City Standards for Respectful Care at Birth (NYC Standards) within clinical practice through workplace culture, individual beliefs and practices, and policy. Additionally, event speakers will provide an overview of the frameworks underlying the NYC Standards, such as Sexual and Reproductive Justice, Birth Justice, Community Engagement, and Human Rights-Based Healthcare.

A project of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Community Engagement Group (SRJ-CEG) and the Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit (SRHU) at the New York City Health Department, the NYC Standards were created to inform, educate and support people giving birth in NYC. The NYC Standards encourage people giving birth in NYC to know their human rights and be active decision-makers in their birthing experiences. The NYC Standards also seek to help medical providers to respect and be aware of their patients’ human rights during pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and the post-partum period. The NYC Standards are part of a larger effort within the New York City Health Department to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in maternal health and improve maternal health care and health outcomes for all pregnant and parenting individuals in NYC. The New York City Health Department plans to launch the NYC Standards on December 10th 2018, which is Human Rights Day.  

Thank you to March of Dimes for supporting the New York City Health Department’s birth justice programming. 


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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email Address

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* 3. Please chose the stakeholder category that best describes you

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* 4. Language interpretation (English/Spanish) will be available for this event. Is this a services that you would like to utilize?