Resources

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

HC One Resources

Public Statements

HealthConnect One supports policies which promote equitable support for moms, babies and families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

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Statement on Critical Providers of Breastfeeding Support Services:
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 https://www.healthconnectone.org/hc_one_resources/the-perinatal-revolution/


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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/imhj.21400/abstract


Altfeld, S. (2002). The Chicago Doula Project Evaluation Final Report The Ounce of Prevention Fund: Chicago, IL. https://www.healthconnectone.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/altfelddoulareportfinalcomplete_(1)_26.pdf

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 http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2013/07000/Cost_Analysis_of_Maternal_Disease_Associated_With.17.aspx


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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20368314


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Breastfeeding Report Card 2014 http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm

Romano, A. (2014, November 14). Care Models That Work: Community-Based Doulas Maternity Neighborhood http://maternityneighborhood.com/care-models-that-work-community-based-doulas/


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 http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/pages/gateways-to-two-generations


HealthConnect One. (2012) What are the Outcomes of Using a Doula? https://www.healthconnectone.org/filebin/pdf/DoulaResearchSheet_HC_One.pdf


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. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/report/2010/01/05/7221/theres-no-place-like-home/


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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2981190/


Amnesty International Publications. (2010). Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA Amnesty International Secretariat, London. http://www.amnestyusa.org/dignity/pdf/DeadlyDelivery.pdf


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 http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/program_results_reports/2008/rwjf16985