HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing equitable, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting

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.

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  • Breonna Taylor Deserved Better

      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 the

    September 24, 2020
  • HC One Announces New Executive Director: Twylla Dillion, MBA, PhD.

      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 Research

    September 10, 2020
  • Power of Breastfeeding Reflection

      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 of

    August 26, 2020
  • 12 Organizations Supporting & Celebrating Black Moms Breastfeeding

    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 to

    August 24, 2020

Why Support HealthConnect One?

HealthConnect One is the only organization with a community-based doula program model that is replicated across the nation. To date, more than 6,000 low-income families have benefitted from services provided by community-based doulas, through replication programs nationwide.