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TRADITIONAL CARE

PATIENT MAY ENCOUNTER BARRIERS TO EQUITABLE ACCESS ON BOTH THE DEMAND AND SUPPLY SIDE INCLUDING:

  • HEALTH LITERACY

  • CULTURAL AND/OR LANGUAGE BARRIERS

  • COST OF TRANSPORTATION

  • TIME OFF WORK FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • IMMOBILITY DUE TO PHYSICAL DISABILITIES AND/OR MENTAL HEALTH BARRIERS

  • SERVICES NOT LOCATED IN AREAS OF NEED

  • LACK OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

  • LONG WAITS FOR SERVICE

  • PAYMENT MODELS THAT DO NOT ACCOUNT FOR COMPLEXITY OF PATIENTS

  • ATTITUDES OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS

In Summary

WHEN A WOMAN SEEKS CARE, SHE FACES:

  1. DELAY IN SEEKING HELP

  2. DELAY IN REACHING A HEALTH CARE FACILITY

  3. DELAY IN RECEIVING APPROPRIATE CARE UPON ARRIVAL

DISADVANTAGED WOMAN LEARNS OF HER PREGNANCY AND MUST SEEK MEDICAL CARE

BASED ON HER ABILITY TO OVERCOME ROADBLOCKS AND NAVIGATE THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, PATIENT MAY OR MAY NOT OBTAIN QUALITY CARE

MOM’S THE WORD 

Supporting Moms Everywhere

THE PROBLEM

800 WOMEN DIE DAILY. NEARLY 90% OF THESE DEATHS ARE PREVENTABLE

289 000+ LOW-INCOME WOMEN DIE FROM PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH-RELATED COMPLICATIONS EACH YEAR

NEARLY THREE MILLION NEWBORN BABIES DIE EVERY YEAR

MOTHERLESS CHILDREN ARE UP TO 10 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THEIR MOTHER’S DEATH

MOM’S THE WORD (M. T. W.) IS A TRAVELING ORGANIZATION THAT OFFERS FREE PRE-NATAL WORKSHOPS TO LOW-INCOME PREGNANT WOMEN IN ONTARIO, CANADA.

WOMEN WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN M. T. W. WORKSHOPS MAY BE REFERRED BY A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL OR COMMUNITY ADVISOR. ALTERNATIVELY, WOMEN MAY SIGN UP THROUGH THE M. T. W. WEBSITE.

WORKSHOPS ARE LED BY QUALIFIED MDs AND/OR RNs. THEY ARE HELD ON A WEEKLY BASIS AT PLACES LOCATED CLOSE TO WHERE LOW-INCOME WOMEN LIVE, WORK OR VISIT. WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE: LABOUR & DELIVERY, COMFORT MEASURES & COPING SKILLS, BREASTFEEDING, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE & EFFECTS ON PREGNANCY. 

PARTICIPANTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OUR 3 - 4 HOUR CURRICULUM RECEIVE A REWARD PACKAGE CONTAINING FOOD STAMPS, MILK COUPONS, BUS TICKETS, PRE-NATAL VITAMINS, AND/OR DIAPERS (Note: CONTENTS OF REWARD PACKAGES MAY DIFFER).

WOMEN MAY ATTEND M. T. W. WORKSHOPS UP TO THREE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF THEIR PREGNANCY.

$100 000+

RAISED

2 500+

REWARDS PROVIDED AT ESTIMATED VALUE OF $20 000

60+

WORKSHOPS HELD

750+

MOTHERS-TO-BE HELPED

OUR IMPACT

OUR WORK

WE COME TO YOU!

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WANT TO GET INVOLVED? HERE’S HOW:

SPREAD THE WORD:

KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR SERVICES? LET THEM KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR THEM!

LEND YOUR NETWORK:

HAVE A CONTACT THAT CAN MAKE US BETTER AT WHAT WE DO? WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO NEW COLLABORATIONS.

DONATE:

MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION OR SHARE YOUR TIME. WE ARE INFINITELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

 
 
 
 
 
 

M. T. W. IS A SAFE SPACE

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