Birthing Project USA
Birthing Project USA
"T h e   U n d e r g r o u n d   R a i l r o a d   f o r   N e w   L i f e"
An International Organization & Resource Center for improving birth outcomes for women of color.
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Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, M.P.H.
Community Health Administrator & Advocate
Ashoka Global Social Entrepreneur

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Kathryn Hall-Trujillo
Kathryn is the Founding Director of Birthing Project USA: The Underground Railroad for New Life.  The mission of the international organization is to improve birth outcomes for women of color by providing technical assistance and support to communities and organizations to replicate and sustain the Birthing Project models of providing  education, support and access to care and services to at risk women and families. 
Prior to institutionalizing Birthing Project USA, she served as the Founding Director of The Center for Community Health & Well-Being,  a holistic health and social service agency that houses a comprehensive women's health care clinic, including substance abuse services
Ms. Hall-Trujillo has over thirty years of experience as a public health administrator, community health educator and advocate in the public and private sectors. Her experience in understanding, translating and bridging policy, administration, services delivery and client cultures have earned her national and international recognition. The Birthing Project model has been replicated in almost 100 communities in the US, Canada, Central America and Africa.

She is also an independent consultant, providing technical assistance to government, private and community agencies regarding health administration, project development, identification of resources and community education.

Ms Hall-Trujillo has an on-going research project in Cuba focusing on the Cuban Maternal and Child Health system and the role of girls and women.  She works closely with the Cuban Medical Scholarship Program that is training students from the United States to practice medicine in underserved areas in the U.S. 

She has been honored as “Woman of the Year” by the California State Legislature, a “Hero in Healthcare” by the Coalition for Excellence in Healthcare, and “Child Abuse Prevention Professional of the Year” by the California Statewide Child Abuse Consortium. Ms. Hall-Trujillo is the recipient of the “Essence National Community Service Award”, The United States Public Health Service's “Women's Health Leadership Award”, and the California State “Maternal and Child Health Certificate of Excellence.” 

Kathryn received her Baccalaureate (B.A.) and Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) at The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and was inducted into Ashoka as a Global Social Entrepreneur in 2008.      She can be contacted at
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