April 29, 2024

Acclinate Partners With Quilt.AI To Enhance Black Maternal Health Through AI

Acclimate Founders

Digital health startup Acclinate has partnered with Quilt.AI to enhance its Black maternal health initiatives through AI and cultural understanding. 

Increasing Culturally Competent Healthcare Professionals

Black women in the U.S. are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women.

Acclinate is a digital health startup focused on improving health equity through technology and community engagement, particularly within communities of color. 

Thanks to Acclinate’s NOWINCLUDED community platform, significant strides have been made in understanding the healthcare needs of Black mothers over the past year. 

Data from the Mommy Listening Tour, for example, revealed that 75% of Black mothers trust OBGYNs for health information, and many are willing to travel significant distances for quality care.

Leveraging AI-driven analysis

Acclinate is now leveraging Quilt’s AI analysis of online discussions about Black maternal health.

The analysis revealed that 75% of conversations emphasize the need for better support systems, 63% call for more culturally competent healthcare providers, and many stress the importance of accessible mental health resources for managing postpartum depression.

“Leveraging these insights allows us to tailor our initiatives more effectively, ensuring we address the nuanced challenges Black mothers face in healthcare,” said Tiffany Whitlow, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at Acclinate.

“Our Mommy Listening Tour and most recent listening experiences at the Black Maternal Health Expo have been invaluable, offering direct feedback from our community so we can work together to advocate for better maternal health outcomes.”

“We’re extremely excited to partner with Acclinate and contribute our AI tools to uncover meaningful health insight to support Acclinate’s mission and help drive positive impact and better serve Black women in the community,” said Anurag Banerjee, co-founder and CEO of Quilt. AI.

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.