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Wordless Wednesday: Babies and Doulas on Capitol Hill
What is racial justice in birth and breastfeeding?
By Brenda Reyes This post is the fifth in a series leading up to HealthConnect One’s National Action Summit, “Racial Justice or Just Us? in Birth and Breastfeeding,” intended to encourage open, thoughtful dialogue about finding or not finding, working or not working towards racial justice during the vulnerable time of birth and breastfeeding. What is
2013: What Did You Like Best?
What did you like best about our blog in 2013? I can tell you! Because WordPress has these awesome tools, and I get to see which posts got the most attention, where y’all clicked, what you shared… and so on. So here’s what you – the collective you, not you personally, although MAYBE you personally,
- January 10, 2014
Exploring Healthy Babies and Healthy Communities: Bridging the Support
by TeeNeka N. Jones, Illinois Early Childhood Fellow, HealthConnect One For over 25 years, HealthConnect One has brought people together in small and large groups, sharing experience and support, always moving towards action. We have hosted national conferences and community trainings. Every day, we provide technical assistance, mentoring and guidance to program sites in seventeen
- December 17, 2013
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere
What is Leadership to You?
“The conventional view of leadership emphasizes positional power and conspicuous accomplishment. But true leadership is about creating a domain in which we continually learn and become more capable of participating in our unfolding nature… The capacity to discover and participate in our unfolding future has more to do with our being — our total orientation
- November 12, 2013
Communities Rise and the Power of Listening
by Gilberto Zamora When I started my job a couple of weeks ago, my friends and family wanted to learn more about HealthConnect One and I was excited to tell them, but I also wanted to wait until I had a better understanding of HC One and the work it supports. So I stayed quiet
Breastfeeding Support for the NICU
by Brittney Williams When I first began seeking a practicum site, I was looking for a way to learn more about breastfeeding. In school, a course I was taking sparked my interest in breastfeeding and got me to thinking more and more. In particular, I wanted to explore the breastfeeding experience among African American women.
- October 15, 2013
Why I’m mad about the government shut down
by Laura McAlpine ————— October 1st was a really important day. It was the day when over 40 million people without health insurance, and millions more with bad health insurance, could finally find out how to get a health insurance policy they can afford — a milestone day in the implementation of the Affordable Care
NICU Club: Next Stop, China
Thanks to Dr. David at Cook County Stroger, Jr. Hospital, our breastfeeding peer counseling work made it all the way to China! Translation: NICU Club Every parent welcome. Fosters breastfeeding and skin-to-skin parenting. This slide was part of a PowerPoint presentation on supporting human lactation in the NICU – presented in Xi’an, Guilin, Naning, and
- September 6, 2013