Our Vision and Guiding Principles

The Maternal Health Network has established a unifying vision and a set of values that all members prescribe to in their individual organizations.

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One of the key pillars of collective impact work is a shared vision. The Maternal Health Network adopted a shared vision at the first Community Summit in March 2019. The vision and guiding principles provide Network members with a shared framework for how they will approach their work collectively and individually to support the health and wellbeing of families engaged in the maternal health system in San Bernardino County.

Vision

The Maternal Health Network of San Bernardino County empowers, respects, and supports families before, during and after pregnancy to optimize health and well-being for babies and mothers.

Guiding Principles

  • Equity

    Across socio-demographic and geographic boundaries, comprehensive systems are in place which provide respectful, equitable and effective care, eliminating health disparities.

  • Integrated

    Across systems, providers and sectors collaborate to create a seamless, efficient, no wrong door for women who are pregnant and for those who have just delivered a child.

  • Access

    Across multiple sectors, partners reach out to those not served and ensure services are provided to women where they are whether it be in jail, a program or in the community.

  • High-Quality

    Across the county, evidence-based practice is promoted, understood and implemented to achieve the best outcomes for women and babies.

  • Support

    Across the service spectrum, women are supported, feel safe, are treated with respect and are provided the information they need to make the best decisions for their health and the health of their child before, during and after delivery.