More than one-third of infant deaths in California are related to being born too soon, and babies born prematurely who do survive can face a lifetime of health complications. The stark reality of premature birth in California is one of health inequity. While 1 in 12 babies are born too soon, the rate of preterm birth among Black women is 47% higher than the rate among all other women.
Working with the California Preterm Birth Initiative, whose mission is to eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth, the Birth Justice Warriors is a grassroots campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the issue by amplifying the impact of those at the forefront of preterm birth (mothers, advocates, doulas) and improving the outcomes for women and their babies by connecting them to resources.
Primary Role: Design Research, Senior Visual Designer Studio:IDEO.org Partner: The California Preterm Birth Initiative Design Direction: Whitney Mortimer Design Team: Julia Benini (Project Lead), Daniel Sobol, Kristin Riger Photography: Nicolas Zurcher