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

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.

 

  • Message of Support for Black Communities Against Racism

      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 and

    June 1, 2020
  • Why I Give: Esperanza Dodge

      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 past

    May 26, 2020
  • Call your Senator today: Tell them to say YES to funding for home visiting

    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 birthing

    May 20, 2020
  • Birthing Families Need Your Support – Stories from Across the U.S.

    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

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.

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.