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About Us

The overall aim of the Justice and Equity in Perinatal Services (JEPS) Hub is to expand access to models of care and health services that (i) meet all service users with unconditional positive regard1–3, (ii) provide reliable information on culturally-safe options for care; (iii) respect their autonomy; and, (iv) are free from mistreatment and discrimination. To this end, we have convened a pan-Canadian coalition of researchers, perinatal health workers, service users, and community organizations actively engaged in advancing equity and justice in reproductive health. The JEPS Hub will enable us to leverage our transdisciplinary, multisector community of practice (CoP) to expand access to rights-based, equitable, accessible, and culturally-safe perinatal health services.

To achieve our mission, we are focused on 4 domains of collective action:

(1) person-centred measurement of equity, quality, and safety;

(2) designing and implementing accountability tools and systems;

(3) improving health professional education on anti-oppression, anti-racism, and cultural safety;

(4) expanding representation in the perinatal research and clinical workforce.

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