HealthConnect One Fought For Maternal Health During Covid-19 Pandemic

Chicago: Now, more than ever, Black, Brown and Indigenous birthing families need support as COVID-19 and job loss disproportionately impact communities of color. To give voice to these challenges, HealthConnect One has fought to help these communities with briefings, working groups, and virtual training sessions. 

 “In this critical moment, pregnant women and babies are center stage, as their health outcomes are indicators of national, state, and community health,” said Dr. Dillion, HC One Executive Director. “We must ensure that the foundation of life, the first 1,000 days, is healthy. We are proud of all we have accomplished this year and look forward to doing even more in the year to come.”

2020 Year In Review Accomplishments

We Helped Train: 

  • 2,299 birth workers across the country, providing training including our community-based doula training and technical assistance for the African American Breastfeeding Network in Milwaukee, WI, and a birth doula training for SisterWeb in San Francisco, CA.
  • We held virtual training of trainers for community-based doula replication 
    • Milwaukee Health Department 
    • Baxter Community Center 
    • ChildServe

We Rang The Alarm

  • On the devastating effects of COVID-19 on maternal health in communities of color 

“Birthing Families Need Your Support” – read the report here.

“Maternal Health In Puerto Rico During COVID-19” – read the report here.

  • On the devastating effects of COVID-19 on maternal health in communities of color 
  • “Birthing Families Need Your Support” – read the report here.
  • “Maternal Health In Puerto Rico During COVID-19” – read the report here.

We Participated In Workgroups On: 

  • Rural Obstetrics Readiness 
  • Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting 
  • Collaborative on Child Homelessness IL 
  • AMCHP Preterm Birth Prevention 

HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing equitable, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting. HealthConnect One is committed to collaborating with Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities to ensure safe and healthy pregnancies and births, thriving babies and families, and successful early parenting and nutrition.