Our Once Upon A Preemie Academy is the healthcare industry’s first Health and Racial Equity Training program designed to educate perinatal and neonatal professionals on reducing racial disparities and implicit bias while serving Black families in the NICU.
We empower preemie families to bond with their preemies by reading while bedside, and equip Black preemie families to advocate for equitable care during their NICU journey. We also donate our books to preemie families in hopes that it will help them through their journey.
We center the voices and lived experiences of Black preemie families to strengthen legislation connecting the Black Maternal Health Crisis and prematurity in the Black community. We advocate for change and urge Congress to enact laws that mandate equity in maternal and neonatal healthcare.