Even though the hospital where a woman gives birth may be her biggest risk factor for having an unnecessary C-section, a new study by Square Roots and Ariadne Labs suggests most women don’t factor hospital quality into their decision making about where to receive care.
Dr. Palfrey, a new addition to the Square Roots Advisory Board, has an extensive record of leadership in pediatrics, having served both as the Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program as well as the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Senator Snowe, an existing Square Roots Advisory Board Member, will […]
Square Roots introduces the Birth Bonds Initiative to reduce disparities in birth across the U.S. by investing in community health workers.
Morad Fareed has built a career creating companies and projects that improve the well-being and environments of others. His latest venture as founder and CEO of Square Roots, a discovery company focused on improving maternal and infant health, epitomizes his passion for advancing how we live.
Square Roots announced today the addition of two new advisory board members: Dr. Lisa Saul, MD, the president of Allina Health’s Mother Baby Clinical Service Line and a perinatologist with Minnesota Perinatal Physicians; and Dr. Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of […]
Natchez will be one of 40 participants in Square Roots’ BIRTH 40: The Coalition of Cities Improving Birth, a four-year, $4.15 million commitment intended to improve services to pregnant women across the United States.
A new research project at Ariadne Labs supported by Square Roots, a mission-driven company focused on defining and empowering healthy birth, will educate women on quality of care options by providing them with facility-level cesarean section rates. “C-section rates have surged 500 percent in just one generation. A hospital’s C-section rate is an important indicator […]
Simply put, the state of birth in America is dire, and our nation’s mothers deserve better. We need more collaboration across sectors. We need smarter investments in technology to advance access to care. We need better information dissemination to inform the choices of mothers. We need better assessments to adequately measure the quality of care […]
BIRTH 40™ member cities will receive access to Square Roots BIRTH™ platform, custom birth plan system, leading research, and cross-city collaboration. Announcement is part of a four-year, $4.15 million Commitment to Action made at CGI America. Commitment includes the publication of a national blueprint and regional summits to encourage sharing of best practices and inform […]
For everyone who has children, nieces, nephews, younger siblings, and/or a soul, safe childbirth is deeply personal—not only because of what has happened to some of us, but also because of what could have happened and what still might happen. Nearly four million women give birth in the United States each year, and more than […]