The Roe Center believes that access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, regardless of income, is a human right.
The ROE Center program areas include:
Providing grants to low-income patients who wish to access prenatal classes, birth and/or post-natal care at a birth center that may not be fully covered by insurance. Pregnant people accessing care in North Alabama who face financial barriers to care, can request an application.
Providing training rotations at three sites in North Alabama to build a corps of clinicians in the South who are skilled in providing comprehensive reproductive health care. Medical residents, midwifery and nursing students, Fellows and doulas will be trained in a unique model that integrates obstetrics and a midwifery model of birthing. To cover training fees and other costs, trainees can request an application.
Highlighting the reproductive health needs of under-resourced patients, with a particular focus on prenatal care and support for Black birthers by integrating research studies into the Center. We will build a relationship with the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) Medical School, to undertake this research.