What Moms Want Listening Sessions

The Alabama Perinatal Quality Collaborative* received the State Maternal Health Innovation and Data Capacity Program award (Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau) to establish the Alabama Maternal Health Task Force (AL-MHTF). The purpose of the AL-MHTF is to develop a collective vision for maternal health improvement across the state and drive sustainable change. The AL-MHTF is made up of a diverse group of partners including representatives from government agencies, private and non-profit sectors, insurance providers, civic organizations, healthcare systems, universities, faith-based and community groups, families, patient advocates and many more. The AL-MHTF members began work in 2023 to create a strategic plan addressing the following key priority areas:

  1. Grow and strengthen the maternal health workforce.
  2. Improve patient access to continuous, high-quality care.
  3. Improve data collection and sharing.
  4. Provide tools and a platform for community voice and patient advocacy.
  5. Identify and grow the programs and policies that work to improve the health of Alabama moms.

*The Alabama Perinatal Quality Collaborative is administratively housed at the UAB School of Public Health.

Purpose of the Listening Sessions

The Alabama Maternal Health Task Force invites community members across the state to attend listening sessions that aim to identify “What Moms Want” before, during and after pregnancy. These facilitated discussions will capture the experiences and needs of moms and their families in their service areas.

Why attend?

  • Share experiences and needs before, during and after pregnancy.
  • Contribute to a meaningful discussion that aims to improve services for moms and families.
  • Connect with other community members and health advocates.
  • A complimentary hot meal will be served.
  • Childcare services will be available at most listening sessions.

Tuscaloosa County, AL

Saturday, July 20, 2024
9:00 AM 

Grace Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall
113 Hargrove Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Generously hosted by West Alabama Women’s Center 

Shelby County, AL

Saturday, July 27, 2024
11:30 AM 

Montevallo First Baptist Church
660 Main Street
Montevallo, AL 35115

Generously hosted by Shelby Emergency Assistance


Mobile, AL

Sunday, August 11, 2024
4:00 PM 

Hearin Chandler Auditorium
1 Mobile Infirmary Cir
Mobile, AL 36607

Generously hosted by Mobile Infirmary

Troy, AL

Sunday, August 18, 2024
4:00 PM 

Pleasant Grove CME Church
11312 County Road 7
Troy, AL 36081

Generously hosted by Pleasant Grove CME Church

Huntsville, AL

Thursday, August 22, 2024
5:30 PM 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd.
Huntsville AL, 35810

Generously hosted by Alabama Cohosh Collaborative

Birmingham, AL

Saturday, August 24, 2024
1:00 PM 

IMPACT Southside
1000 24th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Generously hosted by IMPACT Family Counseling

Montgomery, AL

Sunday, August 25, 2024
3:00 PM 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Library
245 High Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Generously hosted by Village Maternal Services

Selma, AL

Saturday, September 7, 2024
11:00 AM 

Selma Times-Journal Building
1018 Water Avenue
Selma, AL 36701

Generously hosted by ACLU of Alabama

Demopolis, AL

Sunday, September 8, 2024
1:00 PM 

Theo Ratcliff Activity Center
306 1st Avenue
Demopolis, AL 36732

Generously hosted by Oasis Women’s Health