In the News
About HealthConnect One and our partners' incredible community-based doula and breastfeeding peer counselor programs, which are now in 52 communities in 18 states.
Missouri State University News - January 20, 2015
[Abstract] – Journal of Human Lactation – December 5, 2014
by Lauren Slavin, Herald Times - November 23, 2014
by AMY ROMANO, Maternity Neighborhood - NOV 14, 2014
by Elizabeth Dawes Gay, RH Reality Check - November 11, 2014
The Perinatal Revolution
Download HealthConnect One's new white paper to learn about the role community-based doulas play in high-risk communities across the U.S.
Senator Durbin presents HealthConnect One's Community Health Worker of the Year Award:
June 12, 2014
By Karen Springen, Special to the Chicago Tribune - July 6, 2014
"'The goal is to really shift from treating sick people to keeping our population healthy,' said Rachel Abramson, executive director of HealthConnect One, which has used ACA money to promote breast-feeding and evaluate community-based doula programs."
By Rachel Abramson, HC One Executive Director
Part of the YWCA "Stand Against Racism" blog carnival - April 25, 2014
"I am a child of the sixties, and a Jew who takes seriously the prophetic challenge to pursue justice. But my connection to the struggle for racial justice has become more personal for me through my work in health care and in public health..."
New Report - released by Ascend at THE ASPEN INSTITUTE - January 2014
Gateways to Two Generations: The Potential for Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships to Support Children and Their Parents Together
"Promising Approaches: Develop strong parent-child relationships early. Doulas provide intensive emotional support through weekly home visits. HealthConnect One provides a community-based doula model currently used or in development in more than 100 communities nationally. Local communities select respected members of their community to receive extensive training in health promotion to provide relationship-driven support for expectant families. Another initiative, in place in Wisconsin’s Rock and Walworth counties, integrates doulas into the Early Head Start program. They accompany mothers on prenatal visits, attend the birth, and continue to provide relationship-based support at least 12 months after the birth. They also encourage the involvement of family members and fathers in the pregnancy, birth, and lives of the mothers and children." - Page 16