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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  • New! 2019 Annual Report Now Available

    HealthConnect One’s 2019 Annual Report is now available. You can download a copy here or request a hard copy at

    December 10, 2019
  • New: HC One Issue Brief: Creating Policy for Equitable Doula Access

      We are thrilled to announce the release of the HealthConnect One (HC One) Issue Brief: Creating Policy for Equitable Doula Access. It’s very exciting that communities and states across the country are looking at doula access. We  think it’s really important that we talk about what is a doula and what’s a community-based doula

    October 24, 2019
  • Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of External Affairs

      The Deputy Director External Affairs, is a new position for HC One, will lead communications and marketing efforts as well as participate in external relationship building and fund development. This position will lead the efforts to develop and integrate sophisticated communications, storytelling, marketing to build on existing organizational assets. Learn more and apply today!

    September 23, 2019
  • Building for Birth Equity: Lessons from the Field

    HealthConnect One (HC One) launched the Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA) in the spring of 2017, to develop effective and authentic leadership on maternal and child health within communities that are often marginalized, and to amplify the voices of these leaders through a coordinated national network. BELA is the first national network focused on birth

    August 12, 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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