We serve a community in transformation
African-American babies are less likely to receive the care they need for a healthy start.
Uzazi Village is countering a crisis, changing systems and closing gaps.
Nationally, the racial disparity in infant mortality is wider than during slavery. This is a public health crisis and an unconscionable injustice.
Saving African American babies start with ensuring positive outcomes for their mothers.
Infant deaths are tragic outcomes of inequities and systemic failures throughout U.S. healthcare.
While no one intervention can counter all of the corrosive effects of structural racism, the right supports can make all the difference for mothers and their babies
Uzazi Village is committed to working together with the Kansas City community’s vibrant and caring individuals, institutions, partners, and organizations that truly care about their city, their neighborhoods, and their people.
Peer-to-peer education and support models that address and resist challenges
Educational programming that is population-specific and culturally appropriate
Promotion of innovative prenatal care models to support the family as a whole
Approaches that attract rather than repel and build up, rather than penalize
Empowerment of women to create and implement their own reproductive life plans