Overwhelmingly, around the world, people cite the birth of their first child as the happiest moment of their life. When things go wrong, a celebrated occasion can quickly become a nightmare. When medical help is hard to access, the likelihood of things going wrong increases exponentially. As hospitals consolidate and close vital services in the interest of their bottom line, young families pay the price. The trauma incurred can impact generations to come. The March of Dimes is working to close this health equity gap.
Chloe Schwartz, MPH is the Massachusetts Director of Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives for March of Dimes. In this role, she is responsible for designing and implementing the market’s mission strategic plan, which includes both programmatic and advocacy agendas. Chloe has a Master’s in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine and a BA in Psychology from Boston University. While working towards her MPH, Chloe designed and completed a research project with the Center for Reproductive Rights under the U.S. Maternal Health Rights Initiative. The project provided a strategy as to how birthing hospitals in New York City could better communicate patients’ rights before and during childbirth.