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Nikia Grayson

Chief Clinical Officer, CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health

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Location: Bartlett, TN
Start Year: 2024
TRHT Pillar: Separation


family nurse-midwife who has devoted her life to serving and empowering people in underserved communities. Nikia has more than 15 years of experience working in public health and nursing, with her more recent work focusing on reproductive rights and justice, birth justice, and midwifery. Nikia has a deep love for midwifery, health equity, and growing the workforce of midwives and birth workers of colors in the south. She is passionate about being a disruptor to the current healthcare system and creating new models of care that integrate midwifery and center Black and Brown communities. She works daily to ensure all persons have the rights and means to make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Nikia is the chief clinical officer at CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health, where they have opened the first birth center in the city.

Future Focus

Nikia is currently immersed in a project that resonates deeply with the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) framework. With enthusiasm, she is spearheading the development of a training program aimed at enhancing midwifery care while championing equity and justice within the field. This endeavor entails crafting comprehensive training opportunities tailored for midwifery students, new midwives, and seasoned professionals alike. Through a diverse array of courses encompassing advanced clinical obstetrics, perinatal mental health training, and advocacy in maternal health, she aims to empower midwives with superior clinical skills and a nuanced understanding of policy and cultural competency. By integrating modules on evidence-based practice, reproductive justice, and cultural sensitivity, her program endeavors to catalyze transformative change within midwifery, ensuring that every birthing person receives equitable, culturally sensitive care.

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