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HC One Hiring Development Associate

About the Role Reporting directly to the Development Director, the Development Associate supports the Development Director and other team members in securing multi-revenue streams to support HealthConnect One’s (HC One’s) mission. The Development Associate manages donor data, including mailing lists, donation processing, acknowledgment letters and emails, optimizes the use of the agency database, and enhances […]

HC One Supports Postpartum Medicaid Extension in House COVID Bill

Chicago – Last night the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the legislative text for its COVID-19 relief legislation, which includes a provision to support state efforts to extend Medicaid coverage in the postpartum period.  Dr. Twylla Dillon, HealthConnect One Executive Director, released the following statement in support of this critical provision to the Energy […]

Historic legislation introduced on Black Maternal Health

On Monday, February 8, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Congresswoman Alma Adams, Senator Cory Booker, and the Black Maternal Health Caucus introduced historic legislation to address the maternal health crisis for Black women and birthing people of color. Call your member of Congress today! Let them know you want them to support birthing families. When you call […]

HC One Research Advisory Board

HealthConnect One has engaged a team of researchers from across the nation to be part of our Research Advisory Board (RAB). The RAB is a culturally representative team of researchers working in lactation, maternal-child health, maternal mental health, and racial/birth justice research. Our collaborators are proponents or practitioners of community-based participatory research as our work […]

Honoring Birth Justice Heroes: Looking To The Past As We Chart A New Future

Many active birth justice heroes embody Sankofa, a Ghanaian symbol that represents the importance of looking back to our traditions and culture as we move forward. It is essential that as we work toward birth justice, we bring forward our brilliance and traditions to promote unity, wellness and health in our Black community and innovate […]

President Biden Now Is the Time To Invest In The Health Care of All Mothers

PRESS CONTACT: Kristian Ramos, Chicago – To commemorate the inauguration of President Joe Biden, HealthConnect One Executive Director Dr. Twylla Dillion released the following statement:  “Our nation is not perfect; it is “unfinished,” as Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman beautifully described in her poem, stating that “catastrophe cannot prevail over us.” The centering of youth in […]

Racial Equity for All Moms, Babies and Families

It was a warm day in August 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have A Dream” speech to a peaceful crowd of marchers at the Lincoln Memorial. “I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. […]

Protect Democracy for Moms, Babies and Families

Shirley Chilsom once said, “unless we start to fight and defeat the enemies in our own country, poverty, and racism, and make our talk of equality and opportunity ring true, we are exposed in the eyes of the world as hypocrites when we talk about making people free.” All these years later, America is still […]

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 […]