MASS Design Group

Model Maternity Spaces

Grant Awarded: $49,500

Globally, there are 300,000 maternal and 2.4 million newborn deaths every year – mostly preventable. MASS Design Group has partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to develop a human-centered design process to improve maternal-newborn facilities in traditionally underserved populations. The Sappi Grant will support the dissemination of design principles and tools through an integrated campaign that includes educational outreach to health providers and policymakers, a design toolkit, posters, physical models of facility designs, and a connected website to improve accessibility and access to this critical information.