Since 1986, HealthConnect One has focused on collaborative work with grassroots maternal and child health and social service providers.

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HealthConnect One stands in solidarity with Black people against racism in all its forms.

We are angry and saddened by the continuing injustices that Black people experience, all of which affect our public health. We will continue to work alongside Black communities, families, and advocates to fight racism and to uplift their health and well-being, now and in the future.

We want to also provide Black moms and their families resources to other organizations providing support to the Black community during this difficult time:

Resource List

Where to donate to help George Floyd’s family

Official GoFund Me Page for George Floyd

George Floyd Protest Donations List

More resources here 

HC One Resources

Since 1986, HealthConnect One has worked closely with over 70 sites in 28 states seeking to replicate our community-based doula and breastfeeding peer counselor programs.

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The Evidence Base

HealthConnect One. (2014). The Perinatal Revolution: New research supports the critical role Community-Based Doula Programs can play in improving maternal and child health in underserved birthing populations

Edwards, R.C., Thullen, M., Korfmacher, J., Lantos, J.D., Henson, L.G., and Hans, S.L. (2013). Breastfeeding and Complementary Food: Randomized Trial of Community Doula Home Visiting Pediatrics, 132:Supplement 2 S160-S166; doi:10.1542/peds.2013-1021P Abstract / Full Text / Full Text (PDF)

Hans, S. L., Thullen, M., Henson, L. G., Lee, H., Edwards, R. C. and Bernstein, V. J. (2013). Promoting Positive Mother–Infant Relationships: A Randomized Trial of Community Doula Support For Young Mothers Infant Mental Health Journal, 34: 446–457. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21400

Altfeld, S. (2002). The Chicago Doula Project Evaluation Final Report The Ounce of Prevention Fund: Chicago, IL.

Bartick, M. C., Stuebe, A. M., Schwarz, E. B., Luongo, C., Reinhold, A. G., Foster, E. M. (2013, July). Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated With Suboptimal Breastfeeding Obstetrics & Gynecology: Volume 122 – Issue 1 – p 111–119. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318297a047

Bartick M. and Reinhold A. (2010, May). The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis Pediatrics. 125(5):e1048-56. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-1616.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Breastfeeding Report Card 2014

Romano, A. (2014, November 14). Care Models That Work: Community-Based Doulas Maternity Neighborhood

Lombardi, J., Mosle, A., Patel, N., Schumacher, R. and Stedron, J. (2014). Gateways to Two Generations: The Potential for Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships to Support Children and Their Parents Together Ascend at The Aspen Institute – Promising Approaches, p. 16

HealthConnect One. (2012) What are the Outcomes of Using a Doula?

Cawthorne, A. and Arons, J. (2010, January 5). There’s No Place Like Home: Home Visiting Programs Can Support Pregnant Women and New Parents Center for American Progress: Washington, DC.

Gentry, Q. M., Nolte, K. M., Gonzalez, A., Pearson, M., and Ivey, S. (2010). Going Beyond the Call of Doula: A Grounded Theory Analysis of the Diverse Roles Community-Based Doulas Play in the Lives of Pregnant and Parenting Adolescent Mothers The Journal of Perinatal Education, 19(4): 24–40. doi: 10.1624/105812410X530910

Amnesty International Publications. (2010). Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA Amnesty International Secretariat, London.

Brown, M. H. (2008, April 11). Chicago Project Delivers Support to Young Mothers-to-Be Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships: Program Results / Grant ID: 29806