Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Centering: We acknowledge we contribute by centering BirthMatters in the heart of need-based communities and strategically serving youth and families of the diverse community. Recognition: We are recognized as a leading community health worker organization striving for health equity. BirthMatters received the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Inclusion Award. Mary Black Foundation recognized BirthMatters in 2015 with a Robert Wood Johnson culture of health prize. United Way of the Piedmont in 2016 recognized BirthMatters for program excellence. Connection: BirthMatters believes in connecting and listening to our community members. We center our work on their voices. Action: BirthMatters believes that striving to be a healthy organization includes hiring intentionally diverse board and staff members. We believe that training and hiring persons from the community is an essential component of our work.