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Catalyst Conversations in MCH

Catalyst Conversations in MCH is a new podcast from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality. Hear Dr. Scott D. Berns, CEO of NICHQ, connect with other MCH leaders, advocates, and innovators at the intersections of the most pressing issues in maternal and child health. These candid conversations will offer insights and actions that other leaders, public health professionals, and providers can integrate and implement in their spheres of influence. 

PODCAST | Catalyst Conversations in MCH

E1: Strengthening Inter-Organizational Efforts in Anti-Racism and Equity


S1, E1 Show Notes


Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, CEO of the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ), discusses the Coalition for Anti-Racism and Equity in Maternal and Child Health (Care for MCH) with Jonathan Webb, MPH, MBA, CEO of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Terrance Moore, CEO of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).

Other organizations participating in CARE for MCH include:


  • Read the Joint Statement on Anti-Racism, created by the groups above.
  • The Coalition for Anti-Racism and Equity in Maternal and Child Health (CARE for MCH) was established to promote equity and challenge organizations to be more equitable and anti-racist. 
  • The coalition focuses on internal work, external projects, and communications to drive change and improve outcomes in maternal and child health. 
  • Challenges in the MCH field include addressing diverse perspectives and beliefs, navigating political volatility, and bridging the gap between organizational expectations and on-the-ground experiences. 

Podcasts from NICHQ

Listen to Before Birth & Beyond: Improving Care in MCH an equity-focused NICHQ podcast dedicated to discussing pressing issues in maternal and child health through the lens of shared learning, action, and impact.