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

We train and consult. We co-create programs specific to each community, and we build leadership from the ground up.

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  • Pure CHW Awesomeness in South Carolina

    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 thoroughly

    July 2, 2019
  • ROBE: Teaching Fathers To Support Breastfeeding In Their Families

      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 fully

    June 13, 2019
  • 2019 Durbin Community Health Worker of the Year Award: Esperanza Dodge

      June 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Diana Pando, Communications Specialist Direct: 312-379-8229 HealthConnect One is pleased to announce the 2019 Durbin Community Health Worker of the Year Awardee: Esperanza Dodge, Co-Founder of the New Mexico Doula Association and Operations Director of Young Women United. The award will be presented at HealthConnect One’s

    June 5, 2019
  • U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth To Be Honored with HealthConnect One’s Leadership Legacy Award

      June 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Diana Pando, Communications Specialist Direct: 312-379-8229 U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) To Be Honored with HealthConnect One’s Leadership Legacy Award CHICAGO – HealthConnect One is pleased to announce that their 2019 Irving Harris Leadership Legacy Award will be awarded to U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for

    June 4, 2019

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.

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