The Boston Project (Addressing Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Maternal Health)

The aims of the Boston Project are to: identify gaps in social support services among community-based organizations (CBOs) for women of color during pregnancy through one year postpartum; identify CBO assets, resources, programs, and expertise relevant to closing the identified gaps in social support services for women of color during pregnancy and first year postpartum; and identify relationships among CBOs that work at the intersection of maternal health and racial equity.

To achieve the first two aims we have completed data collection from identified CBOs in the Greater Boston Area in the form of surveys and in-depth interviews with staff members. To achieve the third aim we produced a network analysis of the CBOs working in the Greater Boston Area. We hope to engage with CBOs and community members throughout this project and will host a networking reception with CBOs to present our results. The Boston Project is a two-year collaboration with The Boston Foundation, The Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Ariadne Labs. The project launched in 2019 and is funded by The Boston Foundation.

Click here to view an executive summary of The Boston Project.

Click here to view more information about the coalition design workshops.