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Our statement on George Floyd’s killing and resources in the fight against systemic racism. We know there are many questions for safety during the perinatal period; here are Covid-19 and perinatal health resources. We are working remotely; please contact HealthConnect One staff using our individual cell phones or email.
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… so that every baby, mother, and family thrives in a healthy community. Sign up for HealthConnect One’s Birth Equity Action Network to join with doulas, peer counselors and other community health workers, moms and families and our allies to support the first 1,000 days for birthing families.
Perhaps the biggest structural challenge posed by COVID-19 is the strain that the pandemic is placing on healthcare systems. The human costs, however, are much more significant – recent data has shown that Black and Latinx populations and poorer people have higher rates of infection and are more likely to die from COVID-19. For birthingJuly 12, 2020
“Supporting Families During COVID-19 and Emergencies” led by Lourdes Santaballa, Executive Director, Alimentación Segura Infantil (ASI) in Puerto Rico (PR) presented their approach to supporting families during emergencies and this public health pandemic. “Apoyando a Familias Durante COVID-19 y Emergencias” presentado por Lourdes Santaballa, Directora Ejecutiva de, Alimentación Segura Infantil (ASI) en PuertoJuly 2, 2020
Please click below to view the webinar video from May 28. “We cannot talk about health disparities without talking about power, and how lack of access to power over the course of one’s life impacts the ability to be healthy,” Jamarah Amani, executive director of Southern Birth Justice, told more than 100June 24, 2020
Whether you are an advocate for change for birthing families, community-based doula, peer counselor or other community health worker, in Congress advocating for Black maternal health, a colleague working to change systems and policies,– or just learning about the issue of birth equity — we thank you for viewing our content this week! Together weJune 20, 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.