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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
What’s Your Sign?
We’re closing out 2013 and every baby must thrive! EBOB toured the country this month . . . reminding us to care for every baby as our own, showing us where to move over, show support, and make room: But we need your help. How do we convince our families, our communities, and our country
Making Room in Our Communities
Making room – in our communities, in our lives, in our hearts – does not always come easily. In Wisconsin, making room for babies to thrive meant first creating the space for communities to overcome conflict: There was historical animosity and mistrust that had developed over the years between two Ojibwe tribal bands in Wisconsin
- December 18, 2013
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
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
Why Register to Vote?
by Jeretha McKinley, National Program Director for HealthConnect One Last year, a group of advocates and non-profits joined forces to register people all over the country to vote, and HealthConnect One was one of them. This year, we are participating again, and National Voter Registration Day is coming right up: September 24, 2013, which compels me
- September 11, 2013
HC One Position Statement on Model Policy: Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps, & Supplies
As you may know, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and the National Breastfeeding Center (NBfC) on Thursday, July 18th, jointly released a set of policy recommendations for insurers, addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s requirement to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.” HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations that agree with reimbursement for lactation
Atlanta’s Community-Based Doulas
During its first decade of work, 2002-2012, hundreds of young women in Atlanta who would otherwise feel and be alone throughout their pregnancy had meaningful and loving support from four community-based Doulas: Hanifah Rios, Erika Ortiz, Ponchitta “Perez” Ridley and Maria Ordaz. Trained by HealthConnect One, Families First’s Doula Project helped hundreds of teens to
- July 3, 2013