Our Capital Campaign: Help Us Achieve Perinatal Equity in RI

Urban Perinatal Education Center & Clinic


Our Plan

The Urban Perinatal Education Center wants to change the way you experience perinatal health, education and services. Family centered, patient driven and community initiated - let's build our future together. Our focus is to address the egregious maternal health disparities, poor birth outcomes and data in Rhode Island.

Equity is a collective action. We need your help!

Our Impact

Culturally Congruent Care and Community

Representation in health care matters and promotes health equity. Recent research suggest that Black provider based care for Black families can cut mortality rates


Building a Workforce for Change

We know that communities empowered are the drivers for impact. This is more than recruitment but sustainability of both the community and its workforce race based equity pay is paramount to establishing justice.




Supporting Equity in Care

Maternal Health care inequities and disparities remain a symptom of institutional and systematic racism, especially in maternal health. Postpartum studies suggest that extra support and care is necessary to reduce such poor outcomes



Our Programs

Our Budget ("The Financial Ask")


Building Acquisition

Building Renovation/Modifications

Clinic License/Permits

Salaries/Program Costs

$389, 000

$45, 000

$35, 000

$330, 000


Where are we at now?


Building Acquisition

Building Renovation/Modifications

Clinic License/Permits

Salaries/Program Costs

$125 000

$0

$0

$75, 000


"To effectively address the reality of the crisis, philanthropy would have to invest in Black women and provide them with the resources to lead, the sector would have to yield their power and remove themselves to avoid interfering with the work.

Grantmakers have the tendency to group maternal mortality into reproductive health funding or create portfolios focused on maternal child health, with an emphasis on the child, neither allows for the work of Black-led maternal health leaders to base build truly sustainable efforts. " Dr. Joia Crear-Perry