“In every community, there is work to be done…
In every heart, there is the power to do it”.
Alice Rogers-Johnson, MSN, RNP
Arkansas Birthing Project
Board Vice- President and BPUSA National Trainer
This quote from Marianne Williamson echoes the sentiments of the Arkansas Birthing Project as we are reminded of how anything can be accomplished as long as people are willing to come together and work toward a common goal.
Let’s face it, life in our society is simply not fair! We do not all have the same access to the resources necessary to meet our most basic needs or to opportunities to realize our dreams. In Arkansas, the burden of infant death is not shared equally among its residents. According to authorities, people living in counties with rural, poor and minority populations, especially in the Mississippi Delta, have greater rates of black infants deaths compared to white infant deaths partly because African American low birth weight rates are twice as high as whites (ADH, 2012). The needs of our mothers and babies are always the top priority as we do our best to create a culture of caring at the grassroots level.
The Birthing Project is an organization practically built on hopes and dreams. This is why the Arkansas Birthing Project is making a full commitment to working to develop communities that are willing to invest in the value of healthy mothers, babies and families by seeking out local community Leaders - Leaders who are who are willing to display their caring hearts by supporting and nurturing women during pregnancy and child rearing, a time when they really need a friend.
It’s important to make sure all of our stakeholders - like you - have a voice and an opportunity to take part in this social venture. Right now we’re in the midst of creating some great things. I am confident that we are not alone in this commitment and we look forward to working with each of you.
Additional Board Members include:
-Dr. Sarah Rhoads