Thursday, November 8, 2012
NASHVILLE, TN - Birthing Project USA, the leading international organization working to improve birth and child health outcomes within African American communities, was honored by the Crump Hamilton Foundation on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Birthing Project USA was given the 2012 Crump Hamilton Foundation Award in recognition of the organization’s work in Nashville. The foundation was created by the Music City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated from Nashville, Tennessee.
Birthing Project USA provides psycho-social support and resource connections for pregnant and parenting young African American women in more than 100 cities in the United States and 7 countries. The Nashville chapter of Birthing Project has been providing services to local women since 2003 and has aided in the births of more than 100 healthy children. The Crump Hamilton Foundation presented a $5,000 donation to Birthing Project USA’s Associate Director D’Yuanna Allen-Robb at the 20th Annual Masquerade Ball hosted by the Music City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated in Nashville.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Crump Hamilton Foundation for our work in Tennessee,” said Birthing Project USA Founder and Executive Director, Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, MPH. “Women of color from all socio-economic backgrounds face unique challenges during pregnancy that can negatively impact their pregnancy and birthing experience. Our model provides access to a community of resources that women need during this period to increase the likelihood of successful childbirth and the transition into motherhood.”
About Birthing Project USA
The Birthing Project USA's mission is to assist communities of color improve their health status by addressing educational and economic barriers that lead to infant immortality. Since its creation in 1998, more than 13,000 babies have been born into the Birthing Project model in more than 100 cities within the United States and 7 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.birthingprojectusa.org.
About the Crump Hamilton Foundation
The Crump Hamilton Foundation, Incorporated was founded by the Music City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated in 1991. The Foundation is committed to supporting educational, cultural, and civic activities in the Nashville and Davidson County communities. The Links’ organization has a long standing commitment to supporting organizations that focus on civic engagement, particularly to improve the lives of African Americans.