DETROIT – Char’ly Snow, a certified nurse midwife at Henry Ford Hospital, has received the 2018 Kitty Ernst Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
The prestigious national award is given annually to one exceptional midwife who has been certified for less than 10 years and has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice, education, administration, or research relating to midwifery and women’s health.
Snow, a Henry Ford midwife since 2015, is a lead midwife for a community prenatal project as part of the WIN Network Detroit that has been successful in improving birth outcomes.
African-American women in Detroit experience poor outcomes at three to four times the rate of white women.
In 2016, Snow founded the Metro Detroit Midwives of Color, a non-profit professional and social network of midwives that works to improve the care of women in urban communities and reduce the prevalence of maternal health disparities.
A graduate of Wayne State University’s College of Nursing midwifery program, Snow is a member of the Detroit Institute of Equity in Birth Outcomes, Southeast Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition and Luke Project.
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