Since 2019, the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative (TBEI) has worked closely with local community partners in a collaborative effort to explore and implement evidence-based strategies that address clear gaps in how we address maternal conception, pregnancy, mortality, and morbidity in our community.
We Include and Support All Kinds of Families
We focus our efforts wherever the need to improve wellness outcomes in the Tulsa area is greatest—ensuring that everyone is seen and heard with compassion and care, so we can create better health experiences for Tulsa parents and children.
How TBEI Is Making Its Impact
Community-Based Doula Program
Offers prenatal, labor/birth, postpartum and parenting support in a caring, localized approach that brings people together.
Queens village Tulsa
Creates room and opportunities for Black mothers to support and be supported by their peers at welcoming community events focused specifically on them.
Hospital Quality Improvement Plans
Promotes strategies such as the TeamBirth model and Respectful Maternity Care trainings that ensure Black, Native, teen and justice-involved parents are seen, heard and centered
Preconception Guidance Course
Provides leading-edge guidance on self-advocacy, nutrition, wellness activities, and more, to improve childbirth experience for women navigating chronic conditions.
Public Awareness & Outreach
Participate in social media campaigns and events such as Black Maternal Health Week to boost understanding of health disparities among pregnant parents and how to address them.
Working with key stakeholders, elected officials, community groups and other policy-makers, we’re committed to helping develop innovative, effective federal, state and local health policies that promote better pregnancy and birth outcomes for all Tulsa parents and children.
The Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative equips families in Tulsa to have healthy births with dignity and reduce maternal health disparities—creating a healthier, more equitable Tulsa for all.
At Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative, we envision a Tulsa in which all people are centered and respected before, during and after pregnancy.