The OVA (Organized Voices for Action) is a community action team formed to carry out recommendations that come from the Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). The OVA is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders, including women and birthing people, governmental agencies, health care system professionals, insurance providers, maternal support organizations, policy advocates, social determinants of health professionals, and support networks.
The goal of the coalition is to implement and support innovative citywide interventions that specifically address the leading contributors to maternal mortality in Philadelphia, as identified by the Philadelphia MMRC. The OVA builds upon existing collaboratives focused on target areas, infuses funding into pilot projects with the potential to improve maternal health, and works across sectors to integrate community voices and solutions into policies and programs.
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