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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.
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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 andAugust 4, 2020
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 doulasJuly 28, 2020
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 dieJuly 12, 2020
“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 PuertoJuly 2, 2020
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.