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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.

Congratulations to Rocio Martinez, 2015 winner of the Durbin CHW of the Year Award! Rocio is someone who goes above and beyond, who is proof that this work is not a job but a passion, a calling.

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Latest News

Community-Based Doula Program Named Health Equity Strategy in Washington State

After a competitive grant process, Open Arms Perinatal Services received state funding for their community-based doula program, making Washington the first state to support the Community-Based Doula program as an effective health equity strategy.

- MEDIA RELEASE, May 4, 2016

2015 Year in Review

HealthConnect One - This Powerful Embrace

2015 Highlights - [Download PDF]

2015 Financials - [Download PDF]

Shared Voices for Equity in Birth and Breastfeeding

Chicago, IL - September 9-11, 2015

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See what participants shared on social media during our National Action Summit.

Read thru the #BirthEquity Twitter Chat.


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.

Learn more about the Community-Based Doula Program Model.

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.

View Statement
Find Resources & Action Ideas

Huffington Post

on Community-Based Doulas

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


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