“Ask me ‘how are you doing? Do you have anything that you need help with?’ ‘Are you struggling with this?'”

– Woman in focus group

In order to help spread recognition and understanding of maternal morbidity and mortality issues in Harris County, as well as encourage the community to get involved in helping solve those issues, the Awareness Committee has created messaging maps specifically tailored to three audiences. These key audiences are important to reach in the effort of implementing the Improving Maternal Health plan. This ready-to-share information can be used as a tool when creating communication materials.

  • Women and Their Support Systems | English | Spanish
  • Places of Worship | Coming Soon!
  • Healthcare Providers and their Staff | Coming Soon!

Awareness Committee

Diane Arms – Avenue 360 Health and Wellness
Heather Butscher – March of Dimes
Shelli Collins – Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Kara Hill – Mental Health America – Greater Houston
Yvonne Harris (Chair)
Essi Havor – City of Houston Health Department
Esther Liew – Houston Food Bank

Debbie Marino – Avenue 360 Health and Wellness
Jolene Norbert-Harrell – Harris County Public Health
Christy Serrano – First 3 Years
Peggy Smith – Baylor Teen Health Clinic
Kathryn Tees – Community Health Choice
Renae Vania-Tomczak – Mental Health America – Greater Houston
Amber Weed – Harris County Precinct 1