Who We Are

HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing respectful, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. Our vision is to see every baby, mother, and family thrive in a healthy community.

Senator Durbin presents HC One's CHW of the Year Award

Senator Durbin presents ...
HealthConnect One's Community Health Worker of the Year Award
... June 12, 2014

2013 Annual Report

Make Room for Baby - 2013 Annual Report - HealthConnect One (HC One)

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Latest News

The Perinatal Revolution

The Perinatal Revolution - cover of HealthConnect One white paper 2014
Download HealthConnect One's new study to learn about the role community-based doulas play in high-risk communities across the U.S.

Press Release - Click here.

YWCA "Stand Against Racism"

blog carnival includes:

Racial Justice, Difference, and the Peer-to-Peer Model
By Rachel Abramson, HC One Executive Director - April 25, 2014

Join the conversation. #StandAgainstRacism


Breastfeeding Support:

Take a Stand for All Critical Providers

Join us in voicing concern with policies that build inequity into breastfeeding support for vulnerable families around the country.

Button to View Statement on Critical Providers of Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support: Who Gets Paid?

#BFsupport - Resources & Action Ideas

Huffington Post

on Community-Based Doulas

The Amazing People Who Are Changing How Low-Income Moms Give Birth - 9/12/2013

World Breastfeeding Week 2013

3rd Annual Photo Contest - Winners

Hospital Breastfeeding Toolkit (Illinois)

The Hospital Breastfeeding Toolkit is a set of resources and tools for maternity hospitals working on breastfeeding quality improvement projects, released by HealthConnect One in January 2013.  

Click here to access the Toolkit.

Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label

Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune [FRONT PAGE] - January 10, 2013

 "After the births of her first two children, Charmaine Sharkey's neighborhood hospital gave her cans of baby formula and sent her on her way..."

Join the Conversation on our BLOG.

Check it out here and let us know what you think!


Illinois Breastfeeding Blueprint

We launched the Blueprint in Chicago and Springfield in April 2011.  Click here for the full report, or read more about the project here.

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