The Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation asks those who can to bend, so mothers and babies in need don’t break.
High-quality maternal and infant care should be accessible to all women and babies, as should a support system allowing them to thrive.
In honor of Jennifer Lawson, a loving mother of three, who tragically lost her life in 2014, the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation serves economically vulnerable mothers and infants by working to increase access to maternal and pediatric health care and support.
Enabled by individuals, corporations, and community underwriters, JBLF has:
- Provided almost $250,000 in contributions and grants, including:
- Funding all costs for 1 year of appointments for 240 infants.
- Piloting a tele-medicine program that achieved a 65% decline in ER/Hospital admissions, 61% reduction in NICU admissions and 25% reduction in primary c-section rates.
- Research to explore stress, anxiety, and depression in low-income black perinatal women.
- Partnered with the community to close the gap in obstacles to care and support such as:
- Providing metro cards, blood pressure cuffs, car seats, bath supplies, clothing, wellness items such as thermometers, and more.
- Hosted an event series to explore important topics such as maternal mortality and race, bias, and equity in prenatal care.
- Responded quickly to challenging economic times by launching the Baby Bundle and Feeding Families Programs.
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