HealthConnect One develops programs and conducts training that changes individuals, organizations, and communities. Our model achieves exemplary birth and breastfeeding outcomes in a variety of settings, including:
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Home Visiting Programs
- Social Service Centers, and
- Tribal Nation Organizations
Since 1986, HC One has trained thousands of parents, community health workers and direct service providers to promote breastfeeding, provide pregnancy and birthing support, and prevent infant mortality, with significant documented results. In addition, HC One assists organizations in developing and implementing innovative, research-based initiatives that directly impact health disparities.
Building relationships is the core of our work. Whether the class is five people in Chicago, Illinois; or 20 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we nurture each individual to be their best. Our unique training methods are designed to respond to the needs of each community and the capacity of each person, and are tailored to the characteristics of each training group. We listen to people, reflecting back to them what they say they need, and helping them to find it.
HC One's model brings participants in touch with their own strengths, their own skills, and a sense of personal power. Our collaborative partners report that so many women are excited by what this program has done for their lives - "they now have gainful employment, are contributing to the family's income, and are mentoring young women from their own neighborhoods".
Our training methods are based on a "peer-to-peer" model often called popular education. Our core trainers and consultants represent a wide range of cultural backgrounds and training expertise. We draw on years of combined experience in community health promotion - designing, tailoring, and delivering training for both local and national agencies, and authoring curricula, program manuals, full-length books, and public presentations. What we share in common is a passion-and a skill-for pioneering community-based programs nationwide!
HC One's model includes a blend of training, consultation, technical assistance, mentoring, and data collection tools.