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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  • World Breastfeeding Week: Interview with Cata Contreras Guajardo on Breastfeeding

    In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, we wanted to share a short interview with Cata Contreras Guajardo, the woman featured in the powerful photo above. We thank Cata for taking the time to share her thoughts on breastfeeding. Why is breastfeeding important to you and your family? Breastfeeding is not just food. For me and

    August 4, 2020
  • HC One Trains Emerging Birth Workers In Milwaukee, WI

    During this pandemic, HealthConnect One (HC One) continues to provide training and consulting to organizations across the country. The rise in COVID-19 cases makes community-based doulas, even more, important in supporting moms and babies especially “pregnant Latina and Black women who are infected at significantly higher rates than white women.”  Data shows that community-based doulas

    July 28, 2020
  • New Issue Brief: Maternal Health In Puerto Rico During COVID-19

    Perhaps the biggest structural challenge posed by COVID-19 is the strain that the pandemic is placing on healthcare systems. The human costs, however, are much more significant – recent data has shown that Black, Indigenous, Black Latinx and Latinx (BIPOC) populations and poorer people have higher rates of infection and are more likely to die

    July 12, 2020
  • Apoyando a Familias | Supporting Families During COVID-19 and Emergencies

        “Supporting Families During COVID-19 and Emergencies” led by Lourdes Santaballa, Executive Director, Alimentación Segura Infantil (ASI) in Puerto Rico (PR) presented their approach to supporting families during emergencies and this public health pandemic. “Apoyando a Familias Durante COVID-19 y Emergencias” presentado por Lourdes Santaballa, Directora Ejecutiva de, Alimentación Segura Infantil (ASI) en Puerto

    July 2, 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.