What is the ROBIN Project?
ROBIN stands for "Reducing OBstetric INjury." The ROBIN Project was started in 2015 by Paige Rohe, MPH, to promote childbirth safety in Georgia and to support patient families impacted by childbirth injury.
Our research and outreach has found that there is no public office or department at the state or federal level currently reviewing birth injury prevention, and no one studying it within academia in Georgia. Worsening maternal health outcomes in Georgia have led us to believe that more information is needed to understand the whole picture of childbirth safety in Georgia and to support patient families who have experienced childbirth injury.
The ROBIN Project has two primary goals:
About Childbirth Safety
To help create transformative, positive change in childbirth safety in Georgia, we have to define what kinds of challenges exist and what opportunities can be leveraged to promote maternal and child health. This starts with having consistent definitions of our terms, based on research and patient family input. Are you a patient, provider, or member of the maternal and child health community? Feel free to reach out to us with your thoughts on these definitions and how we can ensure accuracy and inclusiveness in these terms.
Here are the definitions of the terms we use in our work.
Review other resources about childbirth safety in Georgia that can help inform policy about childbirth safety in Georgia. We will be adding to this section as we build out this website, and especially will be creating a library of patient-focused resources.
Paige L. Rohe, MPH - ROBIN Project Founder
Rohe founded The ROBIN Project in 2015 as a patient advocacy initiative in Georgia.
She has traveled to as far-flung places as South Sudan, Liberia, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti in her work in global health communications as well as traveled extensively in the United States.
She began her career in Washington, D.C., working for a prominent a public affairs consultancy on mental health advocacy, and went on to work for a global health organization specializing in disease eradication and elimination and reducing stigma against mental illnesses. Rohe credits her experiences in DC, global health, and as a physician communications specialist within a large pediatric healthcare system as helping to inform her work with The ROBIN Project.
Rohe and her husband Larry, her college sweetheart, enjoy traveling with their only daughter, Eva, watching professional wrestling and Star Trek, and are big fans of Batman: The Animated Series.
Read Paige's Articles on Living with a Childbirth Injury
Paige is a contributor for The Mighty, a prominent disability community blog, where she shares her and her family's experiences dealing with her daughter's birth injury.
View Paige's Resources on Childbirth Safety
Paige is a subject matter expert for Pickles & Ice Cream, a patient education website for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia.
What We Believe
The ROBIN Project believes...
What We Do
The ROBIN Project seeks to improve childbirth safety in Georgia and support paltient families impacted by childbirth injury. We do this through patient advocacy, patient and provider education, and facilitating research into understanding
Current major projects include:
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about The ROBIN Project.