TeamBirth is a joint project endeavor with TIPQC and Ariadne Labs supporting open communication among patients, their support people, and clinicians during birth. “Through structured huddles and a shared planning board, TeamBirth empowers everyone to reach decisions together. The result is more dignified, respectful care that gives patients the role that they want.”

“People giving birth in the U.S. are more likely to face mistreatment, serious complications, or death than people in any other high-income country. The risks are even greater for Black or Indigenous people. However, many of these cases are preventable. Failures in communication and teamwork among clinical teams play a role in 80 – 90 percent of cases of patient harm.”

Letter of Intent / Application


Core Components

Core Behaviors – Horizontal

Core Behaviors – Vertical

Pilot Hospitals:

Ascension St. Thomas Midtown

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Erlanger Baroness Hospital

Regional One Health

TriStar Centennial Medical Center for Women

TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center

University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville (previously trained)