Coalition Building


The health care sector alone cannot tackle the persistent inequities in birth outcomes. We need cross-sector partnerships and system-level changes.


Achieving a vision of birth equity at the population level requires a commitment to combatting interpersonal and structural racism as root causes of health disparities across all sectors of a community. A top-down approach is insufficient to achieve community transformation and the health care sector cannot do it alone. We uphold that civic engagement and community mobilization are necessary to improve birth outcomes in communities that have experienced and continue to experience systematic oppression.   

We are proud to fund and support Collective Impact efforts in San Fransico and Fresno, which creates cross-sector partnerships and system-level changes that we believe can turn the curve on preterm birth and address persistent disparities.

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Collective Impact

Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change


5 Principles of Collective Impact


Common Agenda

  • Common understanding of the problem
  • Shared vision of change

Shared Measurement

  • Shared measurement for collecting data and analyzing results
  • Focus on performance management
  • Shared accountability

Mutually Reinforcing Activities

  • Each organization has a different approach
  • Coordination through join plan of action

Continuous Communication

  • Consistent and open communication
  • Focus on building trust

Backbone Support Organization

  • Backbone organization has resources and skills to convene and coordinate participating organizations

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Learn About Our Collective Impact Efforts

Fresno GROWS

(Growing Real Opportunity in West Fresno) 
- A Best Babies Zone

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Expecting Justice

San Francisco Collective for Healthy Births

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Using Collective Impact to Advance Birth Equity

Collective Impact - Using collective Impact to Advance Birth Equity

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Authentic Partnerships for Meaningful Change

Authentic Partnerships for Meaningful Change - Community-Academic Partnerships

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