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Group Care Global

Advancing Innovative Healthcare

Philadelphia, PA   |  https://groupcare.global/

Mission

Group Care Global collaborates with partners to create dynamic group-based health care that improves outcomes for pregnant, birthing, and parenting families.

Notes from the nonprofit

Poor quality of maternal and child health services (content and delivery) has been identified as a root factor in avoidable maternal and new-born mortality and morbidity. Poor quality of care is also a major contributing factor to inadequate use of maternity and child health services. Improvements in clinical-medical services alone have not led to increased uptake of services. Tackling the vicious cycle of poor quality and inadequate use of services is necessary to optimize health services and health outcomes for all women and children during and after pregnancy, especially for vulnerable populations. Evidence shows that people receiving group care have fewer preterm births, better mental health outcomes, fewer low birth weight babies, increased rates of breastfeeding, longer pregnancy spacing and increased satisfaction with care, especially among marginalized people in underserved communities.

Ruling year info

2018

Dr.

Doulas Laube

Co Principal Officer

Sharon Rising

Main address

6520 Wissahickon Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19119 USA

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EIN

82-3627300

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GC_1000. Group Care in the First 1000 Days

Group prenatal and postpartum+ care offers an innovative and impactful way to deliver care, focused on communication, connection, and community. Care includes individual medical assessments of women, parents, and babies and group-based discussion on topics based on the group’s need, experiences, and interest. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that group care is a promising model to improve quality of care and that further study is essential to identify the best mechanisms to implement the model in ways that are feasible and sustainable.

In 2020, a Consortium of global partners launched GC_1000 with funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 program (Grant Agreement No 848147). This 4-year Implementation Research is carried out in 7 diverse countries.

This work contributes to SDG2, SDG3, SDG5, and SDG10.

https://groupcare1000.com/



Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Women and girls
Parents
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people

Group prenatal and postpartum+ care offers an innovative and impactful way to deliver care, focused on communication, connection, and community. Care includes individual medical assessments of women, parents, and babies and group-based discussion on topics based on the group’s need, experiences, and interest. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that group care is a promising model to improve quality of care and that further study is essential to identify the best mechanisms to implement the model in ways that are feasible and sustainable.

In 2020, a Consortium of global partners launched GC_1000 with funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 program (Grant Agreement No 848147). This 4-year Implementation Research is carried out in 7 diverse countries.

This work contributes to SDG2, SDG3, SDG5, and SDG10.

https://groupcare1000.com/

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Parents
Women and girls

The WAJAMAMA Model of Centering- Based Group Care comprehensively addresses the issues surrounding maternal, newborn, and child mortality by introducing high-quality and affordable access to prenatal care in Zanzibar with holistic support in all areas of life. Through an integrated and multidimensional approach to the holistic wellbeing of women during their pregnancies, WAJAMAMA promotes healthier pregnancies and, down the road, healthier lives of women and children in a low resource setting. This goal is further advanced by pursuing the involvement of women who could normally not afford prenatal care.

In partnership with Group Care Global (GCG), the WAJAMAMA Model of Centering-Based Group Care is creating a network of educated and healthy mothers and empowered women in a community-wide shift towards more transparent and accessible information.

https://www.wajamama.com/

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Low-income people
Immigrants
Migrant workers
Young adults

In 2018, Group Care Global (GCG) led the first Centering-Based Group Care training for 45 midwives in Shenzhen, China. Subsequent trained was delayed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In collaboration with the Midwives Branch of the China Maternal and Child Health Association, the next training was offered in 2021 in a virtual format using Zoom and Mandarin-English interpretation. The US team led two Level I Basic Facilitation Trainings followed by a Level II Advanced Training. A total of 45 participants including nurses, midwives and OB/Gyns completed the virtual trainings. Additionally, ten OB/Gyn physicians completed a three-hour overview.

In 2022, Haining Hospital led the way with a rapid implementation of prenatal groups; by June 2022, 15 groups were completed. Training continued in June and July 2022.

Established Group Care sites (6) are in Zhejiang, Fujain, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Cheng Zhou Provinces

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Group Care Global

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Doug Laube

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/13/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability