Black lives matter. Take care of yourself and others
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.
Join us in the movement to treat every baby as our baby
… 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.
We stand with all who loved Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter, and activists across the nation and world demanding justice for her murder. Systemic and interpersonal racism led to Breonna’s murder, and even in death, have prevented her from having justice. Racism is a public health crisis. We must find ways to dismantle theSeptember 24, 2020
Dear Friends, The HealthConnect One Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Dr. Twylla Dillion as our new Executive Director. She is joining the organization on Monday, September 14, 2020. She comes to HealthConnect One from the United Way of Greater Rochester and has also recently served as lead for the Patient-Centered Outcomes ResearchSeptember 10, 2020
I had my son and the hospital told me to go straight to the WIC office and that’s what I did. I needed to figure out how to feed him. I can recall when I got to the WIC office they asked me for insurance and proof of income. I didn’t have any ofAugust 26, 2020
In celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 25 through Aug. 31), we compiled a list of organizations and online groups that provide breastfeeding support for moms. If you’re an expectant mom who wants to learn more about lactation or you’ve already delivered your baby, it’s important for you to get the support you need toAugust 24, 2020
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.