Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City Finale Gala


Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City is an initiative that aims to transform the city into a safer, more equitable, and accessible place to give birth. The initiative is built on recognizing the importance of collaborating and listening to mothers and their families to address Pittsburgh’s disparities in maternal health outcomes to build a better future for moms in Pittsburgh.

Merck created the Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative for Mothers to foster local solutions that help cities become safer – and more equitable – places to give birth. Merck selected Pittsburgh for Mothers as their tenth grantee, part of the inaugural Safer Childbirth Cities cohort announced in 2019.

Are you passionate about reducing Black maternal mortality in Allegheny County? If so, join them next week as they celebrate the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City initiative at the Finale Gala on the evening of Thursday, October 19, at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 

At the event, you’ll hear from critical community organizations supporting Black mothers and their families. There will also be time to network with allies and leaders working toward a future where we experience equitable Black maternal outcomes. They are also proud to partner exclusively with Black-owned vendors, including Roxanne’s Catering, TLC Libations, Chantal Joseph, and Party on Butler. Indulge in delectable cuisine, refreshing drinks, and live musical entertainment.

They’ve worked closely with The Birthing Hut, Brown Mamas, Elephant Song Doula Services, Healthy Start, Hello Neighbor, Kangaroo Birthing, and MAYA Organization to make this project a reality. Hear from these essential community organizations during the evening.

Together, we can make a difference and ensure a brighter, safer future for Black mothers in our community.

Your presence will be a testament to your commitment to ending maternal mortality disparities.

Extremely limited tickets remain for this event, so register now for your free ticket.

Have questions? Email Bridget Cox at [email protected]

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