Changing the conversation on birth equity: issue brief 2 is on medicalization of birth
Community-Based Doulas and the Medicalization of Birth is the second of five policy briefs designed to call attention to the most pressing challenges inhibiting broad adoption of community-based doula services that contribute to birth equity. In October 2019 we released our first report, Doula Legislation-Creating Policy for Equitable Doula Access. At almost the same time
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.
- February 14, 2020
Honoring Black Birth Workers of the Past
by Olivia Dockery Black History Month is the time when we honor, reflect and learn about elders who have impacted Black culture and how their legacy is continued. This Black History Month, HealthConnect One wants to honor the legacies of Black birth workers who have played critical roles in improving the health outcomes of Black
Job Opportunity: Policy Advocacy Manager
We’re Hiring! HealthConnect One is currently hiring a Policy Advocacy Manager to join our team and partner with our Executive Director in engaging strategic partners across the nation to improve the health of moms, babies and families. HealthConnect One is a the national leader in advancing equitable, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and
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
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
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
Note of Condolences To Families Impacted by Violence This Past Weekend
HealthConnect One sends its deepest condolences to all of the families and communities impacted by this past weekend’s violent attacks. On Saturday, August 3rd, a young mom was with her two-month old baby buying back-to-school supplies for her children at a Walmart in El Paso, TX. In a targeted attack, a gunman entered and killed