The Black Mamas Matter Alliance operates as a functioning body through engaged and active partners; working nationally with a local scope. BMMA partnerships signals an agreement of the vision, mission, goals, and values of the alliance, and demonstrates a commitment to actively participate in BMMA initiatives and workgroups. Below is an outline of the different levels of BMMA partnerships.
Kindred Partners and Collaborators
Kindred Partners and Collaborators are individuals or organizations (including agencies, institutions, centers, coalitions, non-profits, etc.) seeking to actively work on BMMA initiatives and activities. They possess the following:
- Demonstration of the full commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance;
- Actively attend, contribute to, and participate in BMMA committee and/or workgroup meetings, calls, and activities;
- Provide support through sharing of resources (e.g. direct and indirect funding, technical assistance), skills, expertise, and time to BMMA initiatives and workgroup activities; and
- Share knowledge and information on resources, best practices, lessons learned, events, initiatives, and program and policy approaches (local, state, regional, national, and international) that help to alleviate adverse black maternal health outcomes.