Stop talking! Equity begins by listening
Sonja and Diane knew that as an organization they could do better with their services for African-American women during pregnancy. The two nurse leaders, who’d also served as nurse midwives, began a program of active listening to improve their understanding of pregnant womens’ stories, observations, questions, frustrations...and so much more. As Sonja and Diane built “DIVA Moms” they worked to connect what they heard with what they and their colleagues did. Together, they built a different way.
Sonja and Diane tell Paul how they co-created DIVA Moms
CNM, MS, Nurse-Midwife & Director of Perinatal Care,Minnesota Community Care (MCC), St. Paul, Minnesota
DNP, APRN, CNM, M.S.,Social Architect and Nurse-Midwife Health Consultant
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