During fiscal year 2022, i.D.R.E.A.M. for Racial Health Equity celebrates 10 years of addressing racial and health disparities in Black health. Over the last decade, i.D.R.E.A.M. has helped Black birthing families and loved ones thrive by reframing damaging narratives around maternal and infant mortality crisis by telling authentic birthing stories from generations of Black women.
Our journey advocating for Black maternal and infant health has been one of courage and fortitude in telling our personal lived experiences to enact change. Each pivot we’ve made as an organization is derived from the changing maternal and mental health priorities of our Black community. We have evolved considerably, from a model of social support & advocacy-driven by medical research, to a public health model, to now – a community-led hospital quality improvement model. (Updated excerpt from the i.D.R.E.A.M. Vision 2025 Manifesto)