We produce research, issue briefs & stories about birth equity work each year as well as partnering with others to increase knowledge for the field

Black Lives Matter

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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.

We’ve created a resource list here

Covid-19 Response & Resources


Stay safe! Please take care of yourself and others.

We want to connect with all of our community-based doulas, CHW’s and partner organizations to make sure you stay safe during this difficult time. To prevent spread of COVID-19, the HealthConnect One team are working remotely, not traveling and practicing social distancing.  We also have advocated for doulas to be at the side of birth mothers in hospitals.

Our coronavirus links and resources are here

Research & Publications

Including our 2014 report The Perinatal Revolution, BELA Reports highlighting lessons learned from our Birth Equity Leadership Academy in 2019, birth equity in Puerto Rico during COV ID-19 from summer 2020 and more.

Tools and Resources

We also have resources and references highlighting the effectiveness of community-based doula, peer-support and other Community Health Worker programs:

In addition to the research & publications and evidence base resources, our website’s news section includes more than 100 reflections, stories, and news highlighting birth equity work.

Recent articles on Black History

See all Black History articles

Latinx Voices

See all Latinx Voices articles

A Doula Story

In 2004 we collaborated with Loretha Weisinger of Marillac St. Vincent and the Kindling Group on the award-winning documentary film A Doula Story, which has aired nationally on PBS, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other platforms over the years. Read more and find out how to view it on the website of producer The Kindling Group.