Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman is a women’s health project of Mamas of Color Rising, a volunteer social justice community organization focused on issues affecting poor and working class mothers of color in Austin founded in 2008.

Mama Sana is a pilot project seeking to support the individual and collective empowerment of low-income mothers of color while also improving pregnancy and birth outcomes for communities of color in Austin. For More information on how you can contribute email us at

The Maternal Justice Model 

The Maternal Justice Model is based on the understanding that health outcomes do not improve based on health care services alone. The Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems.  Maternal and infant health outcomes are shaped by the local social determinants. The Maternal Justice Model includes community engagement and systemic analysis training to support organizations to develop effective strategies to impact local public policies and build community power.   Contact us here