1959302_10202208065058009_813435331_nHer speaking audiences encompass many diverse organizations, academic institutions and individuals, including: Rikki Lake, Albina Rotary Club, Oregon Health and Sciences University, San Francisco Healthy Birth Initiative, ACNM Midwives of Color Association, Midwives Alliance of North America, Midwifery Today Conference, Portland State University, Universite De Libre in Colombia (South America), The Birth Congress—Water Birth International, High Schools, National Conferences, and many more.

Monroe’s work as a midwife, historian, and public health professional-her consistent mission of reducing infant and maternal mortality has earned her numerous awards:

 

Publications

  • Monroe, S.M. et, al. (2016). “Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.”
  • Monroe, S.M. et, al. (2010). “The Child is The Gem,” Into These Hands, Wisdom of Midwives.”
  • Regulating Birth-Special Edition: Oregon Historical Quarterly, Summer 2016
  • Monroe, SM. (2011). “Reclaiming Childbirth,” Sojourners Magazine.
  • Monroe, S.M. (2013). “Presidential Address,” Black Midwives and Healers Review.
  • Monroe, S. M. (2008) “Midwives Honor the Sexuality of Pregnancy and Birth,” Midwifery Today. Monroe, S. M. (2008) “Midwives Honor the Sexuality of Pregnancy and Birth,” Midwifery Today.
  • Monroe, S. M., & Dula, A. (1990) “Lay Midwifery, Just Ain’t Fair: The Ethics of Health Care for African Americans.”

Affiliations

  • 2016 International Center for Traditional Childbearing ICTC, Founder
  • 2014 Home Birth Consensus, Steering Committee Member
  • 2014 Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization, Advisory Member
  • 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA), General Member
  • 2010 Coalition for Quality Maternity Care, Steering Committee Member
  • 2008 Allied Midwives Organizations, Associate Member

Presentations

  • 2016 International Center for Traditional Childbearing ICTC, Founder
  • 2014 Home Birth Consensus, Steering Committee Member
  • 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA), General Member
  • 2010 Midwives Alliance of North America, General Member
  • 2010 Mothers and Midwives in Action (MAMA), Steering Committee Member
  • 2008 Allied Midwives Organizations, Associate Member
  • 2008 Birthing Project USA, Organizational Member
  • 2014 Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization, Advisory Member

Awards

  • 2016 Recipient of the LifeTime Achievement Award; Maternal -Child Health Champion Awards Ceremony
  • 2014 Recipient of the LifeTime Achievement Service Award for Community Health
  • We Are Health Movement; Recognized for public health and advocacy
  • 2012 Recipient of the Midwife Hero Award for outstanding community service and dedication to midwifery; Midwives of Color Committee;ACNM
  • 2012 Recipient of the Harriet Tubman Award as a leader in the underground rail to reduce infant mortality; Birthing Project USA
  • 2011 Recipient of the Infant Advocacy Angel Award for reducing infant mortality and improving birth outcomes; The Red Dress Society
  • 2008 Recipient of the Achievement Award for succeeding in helping others; 4th Annual Muslim Women’s Conference
  • 2007 Women Making History in Portland Mural for promoting midwifery care in Portland, OR
  • 2007 Recognition for Preserving the Legacy of Midwifery and Serving as A Historian for Midwifery; National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • 1989 Recipient of the Unsung Hero Award