HealthConnect One develops and supports policies that promote equitable support for moms, babies and families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. We do this in several ways:
Our most recent policy reports include:
- Community-Based Doulas and the Medicalization of Birth (March 2020)
- Creating Policy for Equitable Doula Access (October 2019)
Other reports can be found on this website including here.
In addition we take positions on issues of importance to maternal and child health and educate legislators and regulators at the local, state and federal level on issues related to birth equity, maternal mortality, and perinatal health. A list of positions we’ve taken is here.
Advocacy and leadership development
HealthConnect One’s Every Baby Our Baby Network is a movement of CHWs, doulas and lactation specialists, skilled in peer-to-peer learning, who can speak with the voice of experience on the need for these services in marginalized communities.