- Biography of Amita Graham -
As a midwife, lactation consultant, and public health advocate, I provide holistic and integrative health care to women and families. I provide care that empowers persons of color (POC). As a recent graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, midwifery program, I utilize my leadership skills in the health care team to improve health outcomes for POC. I have a well-established career of over 15 years in Maternal and Child Health/ Public Health. My various roles have been extremely rewarding. I have worked with women, children, and families in under-served communities through a wide spectrum of programs and services.
My work has also included policy development and program implementation. I’ve worked in Arizona for the Pima County Health Department WIC program, Head Start, University Medical Center, United Way, and the Arizona Children’s Services foster care program. In California, I have worked at the San Joaquin County Health Department in Stockton, and the Sutter Health System at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. As a student nurse-midwife, I had the privilege of working in the outpatient prenatal clinics and the inpatient intrapartum, and post-partum units of Highland community hospital in Oakland, at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Benioff Children’s Hospital, in San Francisco. My student nurse-midwifery clinical experiences included rotations at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. These experiences have given me a broad perspective on the challenges our communities face and I am dedicated to improving outcomes and advocating for our communities in my new role as a Midwife.
My goal is to engage in a team and collaborative processes that work toward resolving inequities in current health care models. I also enjoy dancing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing and spending time with my family.