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To prevent spread of COVID-19, the HealthConnect One team are working remotely, not traveling and practicing social distancing. Please contact HealthConnect One staff using our individual cell phones or email. We know there are many questions for safety during the perinatal period; here are Covid-19 and perinatal health resources.
COVID-19 virus has been deemed a public health pandemic by the World Health Organization in January. During this time, birthing communities of color and African-American families need continuity of support, affirmation and emotional support. Due to this COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in birthing families feeling anxiety, fear, and stress who mightApril 1, 2020
March 26, 2020 HealthConnect One’s Statement on Historic COVID-19 relief package We commend the Senate for passing a historic COVID-19 relief package – $2 trillion aimed at helping Americans, hospitals and businesses deal with COVID-19. HealthConnect One welcomes this investment in our nation, in particular the provisions that have vulnerable communities in mind. However,March 26, 2020
Recently, CNN reported that a “New York Hospital system is barring visitors, including partners, during childbirth due to coronavirus.” Tikvah Wadley, HC One’s Lead Doula, reflected on this recent news restricting doulas, partners and other loved ones in the delivery room. This is a stressful time for the world and not to mention pregnant moms.March 26, 2020
March 23, 2020 For Immediate Release For more information, contact: Gordon Mayer, 312-307-0133 or Diana Pando, 312-498-4067 Promote Perinatal Health, Support Community Health Workers A message of support for community health workers and a call for the nation to invest in their support during the COVID-19 pandemic is the policy position of HealthConnect One, theMarch 23, 2020
For 30 years, HealthConnect One has focused on collaborative work with grassroots maternal and child health and social service providers. Here are some of the community-based programs we have partnered with, mentored, consulted with and learned from along the way.
Traditional power dynamics associated with learning are not present and/or openly discussed. There was an ability to be open and build trust and exchange–not just words; histories, hopes, frustrations, and, positive energy.
HealthConnect One workshop participant
When we speak to mothers, they tell us they are more comfortable seeing community health workers than their ob-gyns. The reason is simple: community health workers are more accessible because they belong to the community in which they work; their experience mirrors that of the mothers they are supporting.
Toni Hill and Tikvah Wadley
I learned a lot about breastfeeding in a different way than I’m used to.