- PPNCSNJ would like to thank co-authors Dr. Dianne Browne of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, Dr. Pamela Brug of the New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association, Crystal Charley-Sibley of Salvation and Social Justice, and Jaye Wilson of Melinated Moms for their partnership and collaboration. We are incredibly grateful for the time, energy, enthusiasm, and decades of experience and knowledge they brought to this project and for the quality and relevance of the final product.
- We would like to acknowledge PPNCSNJ CEOs Triste Brooks and Cory Neering for recognizing the importance of this work and supporting the project with staff time and resources, in addition to the support from the Fund for the Future grant.
- PPNCSNJ and The Center for Sex Education staff who worked on this project are Elizabeth Coulter, Ali Glaser, Tara Norman, Casey Olesko, Shamay Phillips, Judith Selzer, and Bill Taverner.
Melinated Moms is a MOM Profit™ – a community-centered women empowerment social enterprise supporting moms and women to become better versions of themselves through advocacy, education, awareness, and entrepreneurship.
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey (PPNCSNJ) is a leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for people of all genders, as well as a highly regarded provider of sex education. With 16 health centers across the state, PPNCSNJ serves all patients with care and compassion with respect and without judgment.
Salvation and Social Justice
Salvation and Social Justice seeks to liberate public policy theologically by modeling the hope and resiliency of Black faith, where historically marginalized people move from lament to liberation by envisioning and creating their own community-led solutions to a structurally racist society.
The Center for Sex Education
The Center for Sex Education is the national education division of PPNCSNJ. The CSE publishes sexuality education manuals used throughout the world, with manuals that address all ages and nearly every topic in sex education. The CSE also hosts the annual National Sex Ed Conference, the largest conference in the United States devoted exclusively to sexuality education.
New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association
The New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association is a nonprofit organization and network of Black women physicians dedicated to advocacy and the elimination of health care disparities within communities of color and other vulnerable populations.
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC) improves the health of pregnant women, children, and families in South Jersey. SNJPC offers a comprehensive set of programs and services that enhance the system of care, strengthen communities, and provide families with the tools they need to lead healthier lives.
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