HealthConnect One (HC One) launched the Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA) in the spring of 2017, to develop effective and authentic leadership on maternal and child health within communities that are often marginalized, and to amplify the voices of these leaders through a coordinated national network. BELA is the first national network focused on birthAugust 12, 2019
HealthConnect One sends its deepest condolences to all of the families and communities impacted by this past weekend’s violent attacks. On Saturday, August 3rd, a young mom was with her two-month old baby buying back-to-school supplies for her children at a Walmart in El Paso, TX. In a targeted attack, a gunman entered and killedAugust 5, 2019
by Amber Pendergraph, Community-Based Doula with BirthMatters Talk about Pure Awesomeness! I recently had the honor of being grandfathered into a Community Health Worker (CHW) course. The course was followed by a certification exam to become a certified community health worker for South Carolina! The training I attended was facilitated by Julie Smithwick. I thoroughlyJuly 2, 2019
Thank you to Wesley Bugg, for taking the time this Father’s Day to share about the organization he founded, called Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere (ROBE). What is the goal of ROBE? The goal of Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere is to provide men with culturally appropriate information and resources that allow them to more fullyJune 13, 2019
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.
“We here at BMBFA would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a truly fabulous, informative, perception changing three days. Thank you for your willingness to share such wonderful energy and expertise on both a professional and personal level.”
“I think every mother — regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic background or language — should know she has not only options but the opportunity of a positive life change as she begins her journey as a mother.”