National Accreta Foundation & Hope for Accreta Foundation
The two non-profit foundations focused on the pregnancy complication placenta accreta, National Accreta Foundation and Hope for Accreta Foundation, are coming together to consolidate all accreta informational and support resources under one organization: National Accreta Foundation.
Gina Walker, Founder of Hope for Accreta Foundation, decided it was time to move on and approached National Accreta Foundation. We all agreed that bringing both organizations and networks together will help unify the accreta community and accelerate progress towards our shared missions.
Founded in April 2017, National Accreta Foundation is a non-profit advocacy organization committed to increasing awareness of accreta, advocating for moms and babies, and connecting patients & providers with resources to help improve quality of care. Placenta accreta used to be rare, but increased rates of uterine surgeries have caused accreta to become one of the fastest growing life-threatening complications of pregnancy; our mission is more important now than ever before.
Why is Hope for Accreta Foundation dissolving and how did National Accreta Foundation get involved?
Gina Walker, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hope for Accreta Foundation, decided it was time to move on and approached National Accreta Foundation.
What is Gina Walker’s role at National Accreta Foundation?
Gina has brought tremendous value to the accreta community by creating the online support community and founding Hope for Accreta Foundation in 2013. Gina will join National Accreta Foundation’s team of Advisors to the Board. National Accreta Foundation will engage with Gina when opportunities arise that align with her experience.
What is National Accreta Foundation’s mission and will it carry on Hope for Accreta Foundation’s mission?
Both organizations are focused on very similar missions and therefore nothing will change when it comes to National Accreta Foundation’s mission and goals. Learn more here.
What will happen to the Hope for Accreta Facebook support groups?
While the Hope for Accreta Foundation will dissolve, the Facebook support groups will not go away. They are incredible support systems for accreta patients, survivors and their families. Current moderators in the main groups will stay on in newly created National Accreta Foundation roles to continue the important work that they do managing our online community. National Accreta Foundation’s website resources for accreta patients and families will be updated to include new pages and links that direct moms to the online support groups and international community. Be sure to follow NAF on Facebook here.
What will happen to the Hope for Accreta Foundation website and social media pages?
To avoid duplication of efforts and to support a model of a single accreta advocacy 501(c)(3) foundation, the existing Hope for Accreta Foundation and National Accreta Foundation social media pages will be merged into one page per platform under National Accreta Foundation’s name. The Hope for Accreta Foundation website address will redirect to National Accreta Foundation’s site which will be updated to include new pages and links that direct moms to the online support groups and international community. The Hope for Accreta mother baby icon will be refreshed into a new logo that has references to the history of both foundations’ branding.
What will happen to Hope for Accreta Foundation’s remaining assets?
National Accreta Foundation will not receive any of Hope for Accreta Foundation's assets or funds. As part of dissolution, Hope for Accreta Foundation will distribute any remaining assets as per Hope for Accreta Foundation’s bylaws.
What about the hashtags?
Keep on using both #preventaccreta and #hopeforaccreta, we love your accreta pride and appreciate your efforts to bring awareness to the cause.
Will there be an annual conference for accreta survivors?
National Accreta Foundation serves on the executive council of MoMMA’s Voices coalition and is one of the hosts of the Champions for Change Summit in October for maternal health patients and advocates. There will be accreta specific content at this event and the accreta community is encouraged to attend.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us.