ABOUT

Uzazi Village is a nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing maternal and infant health inequity among Black and Brown communities. Through education, support, and advocacy, Uzazi Village works to improve perinatal health in the Kansas City community and around the country. We work every day to build a respectful and supportive healthcare system that fosters equitable and sustainable outcomes in maternal and infant health.

WE BELIEVE THAT…

Community engagement is essential to creating positive, long-term, and sustainable change in family health

Respecting the dignity of every individual is an essential part of building a healthy and supportive community

Healthcare is an essential human right that should be accessible and affordable for every community member

Empowerment comes with personal ownership of family health outcomes through education and community support

At Uzazi Village, our goals are strongly tied to values of integrity, cultural adaptability, compassion, and community involvement.

OUR GOALS INCLUDE:

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Decreased prematurity

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Decreased low birth weight

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Increased breastfeeding initiation and duration

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Increased interpregnancy intervals

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Improved management of pregnancy complications

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Improved efficacy of pregnancy self-care

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Improved quality and access to healthcare

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Restoration of the community midwife and doula

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Increased numbers of people of color entering the perinatal professions

WE WORK TO MEET OUR GOALS BY…

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 Understanding the healthcare gaps that affect our families and incubating innovative models in healthcare delivery to meet those needs

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 Nurturing, educating, supporting, and advocating for Black and Brown childbearing women and their families under all circumstances

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 Inviting our community members to be a part of their own problem solving process, encouraging them to be a part of the solution

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 Introducing community conversations that reframe the social, personal, and political determinants of health in Black and Brown communities

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 Ensuring that the next generation of birth workers of color reflects the values of the community and population being served

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Prioritizing and focusing on healthcare improvements through partnerships, community collaboratives, research, and think tank building

Join Uzazi Village to make a difference
for families in your community

4232 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110  •  (816) 541-3718