Q and A: SisterWeb Birth Doula Workshop in January
In January, Health Connect One trainers Brenda Reyes and Tikvah Wadley coached a group of doulas at SisterWeb in San Francisco. We had a conversation with SisterWeb’s Marna Armstead and Alli Cuentos afterward to learn more about the experience from the local organization’s perspective. Here are some brief highlights from the conversation: Q. Can
Women Experiencing Incarceration Learn Community-Based Doula Skills
by Diana Pando Every year, millions of women are experiencing being incarcerated. Of them, “80% are mothers and 150,000 of these women are pregnant when admitted,” according to the Prison Policy Initiative. Women in prison are supporting their pregnant peers – but may lack tools and training that would help them in that effort.
Where’s HealthConnect One this winter and spring?
Our team of maternal and child health experts are on the move at trainings and conferences across the country. Here are a few events where our HC One team will be at. Please come say “hello” or let us know if you will be there too! January Tikvah Wadley, Program Specialist Lead for HC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- December 10, 2019
Spotlight On Krystal Bakos, Participant, At Our Breastfeeding Advocate Training
In April, Krystal Bakos attended our three-day Breastfeeding Advocate training with her adorable baby. We reached out to Krystal about her experience at our training. Here’s what she had to say about the training: “I wanted to take the Breastfeeding Training to become a better advocate. I had previously taken a training for NICU babies
Spotlight On Sandra Soto At Our Breastfeeding Advocate Training
A few months ago, Sandra Soto, a parent educator at SGA Family Services, attended our Breastfeeding Advocate Training. Here is what she had to say about her experience at our training. “The Breastfeeding Advocate Training was informative in so many ways to help breastfeeding moms feed their children. The women I work with are first-time
Breastfeeding Peer Advocate LaTonia Clark
“I’ve learned a lot in regards to breastfeeding,” says SGA Family Services’ LaTonia Clark about her participation in HealthConnect One’s Breastfeeding Advocate Training. She appreciates that the training was interactive. “The class… it’s gonna help us out as we work with new prenatal mothers. …They’re gonna get a lot of understanding for child development, and infant
Breastfeeding Peer Advocate Michelle Neumann
Michelle Neumann, who serves moms with children two years old and under, recently took HealthConnect One’s Breastfeeding Advocate Training with SGA Family Services. “I learned a lot about breastfeeding in a different way than I’m used to,” she says. “I learned a lot about the basics and fundamentals of breastfeeding . . . Miss Helen and
Successful Community Doula Program Looks To Continue Training In January
BELA Community Project Awards
We are thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Community Project Awards made through our Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA)TM and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation! These awards provide financial assistance and technical support for the following BELATM community leaders’ initiatives and projects: Delmar Bauta Delmar Bauta is a disabled, afro-latinx, queer, non-binary transgender birthworker, advocating