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HealthConnect One develops programs and trainings that change individuals, organizations, and communities. 

Our model achieves strong birth and breastfeeding outcomes in a variety of settings, such as:


  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Home Visiting Programs
  • Hospitals
  • Social Service Centers, and
  • Tribal Nation Organizations

Since 1986:

We have 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. We also assist organizations to develop and implement innovative, evidence-based programs that effectively decrease health disparities.

Relationships are the Core

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.

We Emphasize Strength

Our 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".  

We use Popular Education

Our training methods are based on a "peer-to-peer" model often called popular education. 

Our 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!

Contact Us

Our model includes a blend of:

  • Training
  • Consultation
  • Technical Assistance
  • Mentoring, and
  • Data Collection Tools

Contact us to learn more.


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Federally Qualified Health Centers

talk about community-based doula and breastfeeding peer counselor programs:


CHASS - Community Health and Social Services Center - Michigan

BirthMatters, ReGenesis Health Care - South Carolina


“HealthConnect One’s philosophy is the power of peers to influence an

d shape culture. Their training is a strength based model that is not a one-way, didactic, top down, but a two way road, based on popular education.”

- Peg Dublin, RN, MPH, IBCLC, Access Community Health Network (Chicago, IL)

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