Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2018
This description of Erica Gerrity's work was prepared when Erica Gerrity was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2018.
Introduction
Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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