Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association Receives Grant to Help Reduce Preterm Births in Detroit

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The award received from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund will support Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association’s progress towards accreditation of their community-based doula program.

“Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) has received a $39,600 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. The funds are allocated to develop, implement, and support the pre-application process for HealthConnect One’s (HC One) Community-based Doula Accreditation Program (CBDAP). The CBDAP process is designed to help organizations systematically approach accreditation. The goal of the project is to build greater fidelity to the HC One’s evidence-based community-based doula model; therefore, improving quality of service and outcomes for program participants receiving BMBFA’s doula services in Detroit. This is a unique, innovative program model that provides extended, intensive support to families throughout pregnancy, during labor and childbirth, and in the early months of parenting in communities that face high risks of negative birth and developmental outcomes. Accreditation will build, extend and strengthen Detroit’s workforce capacity for community-based doulas by adhering to standards for high-quality doula care…”

Press Release from Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) – September 6, 2016

HealthConnect One is thrilled to be working with BMBFA to support families in Detroit!