We co-create culturally relevant, narrative-centered, multi-media communication and mobile applications, by people of color for people of color, to foster systemic change, transform current health messaging and communication practices and catalyze behavioral shifts to eradicate health disparities.
Our unique, by us for us approach, puts members of the most affected communities at the center of our theory of change. And we make it possible for a much broader group of peoples’ stories to be heard and validated; democratizing access to developing and disseminating the narratives that shape our understanding of the world around us.
Centered in the work to recalibrate the conversation about health equity, is investment in the next generation. We create youth training programs to educate, train and mentor young people, targeting youth from 10-years old, to disrupt power structures and create and narrate their own health trajectory.
Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author of five books and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for women and infant health. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate and HuffPost, Kimberly was named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” for 2018 by Women’s eNews. Her career in journalism spans over two decades, during which time she served as a senior editor at ESSENCE, writer at FORTUNE magazine and worked internationally at The Times of London.
We believe who is telling the story matters and that health equity is, at its core, a racial justice issue. To that end, we engage and connect skilled writers, journalists, filmmakers and other creatives of color and harness their collective media expertise and cultural knowledge to address the greatest public health challenge and most pernicious social injustice of our time. Shifting power over the narrative leads to impactful storytelling, empowering messaging campaigns and communication initiatives that resonate with our communities.
We are on a mission to equalize the experience of giving birth for every person. Irth disrupts the notion that all women experience the same hospital or doctor in the same way. The truth is, compelling research proves that implicit bias, including your race, class, gender identification, marital status or even sexual orientation can impact the care and treatment you receive. Now there's an app to screen for that.
Introducing irth---It's Birth. Without the B for bias.
Your generous gift will help us fund the New York City launch of our media training program for future health storytellers!
September 10th, 2019
Narrative Nation, Inc, a black woman-owned and led New York City based non-profit focused on addressing racial disparities in maternal and infant health with innovative media and technology initiatives, is hiring a contractor for its signature project Irth. Irth, as in Birth but we dropped the “B” for bias, is a digital platform to identify and address bias in maternity healthcare settings and to build a patient-centered accountability mechanism for equitable and respectful care.
Narrative Nation is looking for a UI/UX designer for the Irth app who is passionate about our mission of dismantling bias and fighting for health equity to join our team. In this project-based role, you will work with the team to generate design concepts based on foundational user research, develop workflows and wireframes, respond to user feedback, and create pixel-perfect mockups that can be implemented by our developers. As this is a small team, we expect the UI/UX designer to work directly with leadership to influence the product direction. An ideal candidate brings expertise across the fields of information architecture, interaction design, and visual design. A strong portfolio of successful UI/UX and other design projects is essential.
We are looking for a self-starter who works well independently and is available immediately for a projected three to six-month project. This is a grant-funded role for an independent contractor. Finalist candidates will be invited to submit a SOW and budget proposal.
Irth’s mission is to equalize the birth experiences of black women and all marginalized groups in the United States and fight implicit bias in healthcare, which can result in poor treatment of people due to their race, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender, or language. Therefore, women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about the Irth app project visit https://birthwithoutbias.com/who-we-are
-Alignment with our mission of dismantling bias to improve health equity
-Proven experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer or similar role
-Strong portfolio of design projects
-Ability to create functional and visual design specifications for development hand-off
-Background in project management
-Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
-Proficient in Sketch, open to discussing others
-Excellent communication and time management skills
Interested candidates please send a resume and a portfolio link to firstname.lastname@example.org
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