Changing Woman Initiative
Changing Woman Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to renew cultural birth knowledge to empower and reclaim indigenous sovereignty of women’s medicine and life way teachings to promote reproductive wellness and healing through holistic approaches. We are doing this by providing culturally centered women’s health and birth services to Native American families on and off the reservations in New Mexico. In 2019, we are launching three programs, the Corn Mother Easy Access Clinic, White Shell Woman homebirth services, and providing women’s health care to fulfill an unmet health need at the battered women’s shelter in Santa Fe, NM. All of our programs are aimed at addressing known health disparities in maternal health for Native American women around transportation, education, access to healthy foods, access to traditional medicine and knowledge, as well as creating healthcare delivery model that supports indigenous knowledge systems. All of our clients will have access to plant medicines from their territories and will receive produce and meat with education around indigenous traditional diets to support their pregnancies.
Year(s) Awarded: 2018