Take care of yourself and others
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.
HealthConnect One stands in solidarity with Black people against racism in all its forms. We are angry and saddened by the continuing injustices that Black people experience, all of which affect our public health. We will continue to work alongside Black communities, families, and advocates to fight racism and to uplift their health andJune 1, 2020
We are grateful to our supporters! As we prepare for our virtual event in June where we will recognize all of our Birth Equity Leadership Academy faculty and leaders, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has invested in our work in recent weeks. One of the first to contribute this pastMay 26, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill that would provide $3 trillion to help and support our families, communities, and businesses in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a very important provision for home visiting: an additional $100 million in emergency funding that can be used for the care of birthingMay 20, 2020
As COVID-19 strains our healthcare infrastructure, pregnant women are facing severe isolation at a time where familial and community support is critical in birth outcomes. Moms and babies of color, particularly in Black and Indigenous families, are vulnerable to adverse birth outcomes due to generations of disinvestment in the health of communities of color. Now,May 8, 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.