BELA Leader Reflection By Tyra Gross, PhD, MPH
This month, BELA leader Tyra T. Gross, PhD, MPH, shares with us how HC One’s Birth Equity and Leadership Academy (BELA) has impacted her as a researcher and advocate. “I was attracted to BELA first because I trust and admire the community work that HealthConnect One does and secondly because of the opportunity to have
Spotlight On Krystal Bakos, Participant, At Our Breastfeeding Advocate Training
In April, Krystal Bakos attended our three-day Breastfeeding Advocate training with her adorable baby. We reached out to Krystal about her experience at our training. Here’s what she had to say about the training: “I wanted to take the Breastfeeding Training to become a better advocate. I had previously taken a training for NICU
Spotlight On Sandra Soto At Our Breastfeeding Advocate Training
A few months ago, Sandra Soto, a parent educator at SGA Family Services, attended our Breastfeeding Advocate Training. Here is what she had to say about her experience at our training. “The Breastfeeding Advocate Training was informative in so many ways to help breastfeeding moms feed their children. The women I work with are first-time
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
Birthing Change ~ Communicating Possibility
by Rachel Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC, Executive Director, HealthConnect One How do you communicate possibility? How do you share that which is not yet experienced? That’s one of the mysteries in the work we do to make change. Can we show individuals and communities that a different way is possible? That they can create a
Wordless Wednesday: Doulas and Allies On the Hill
Superhero Spotlight: Nominations?
Every day, community leaders are rising up to support families – holding mothers’ hands during doctor appointments, rubbing pregnant bellies, rocking newborns to sleep and meeting women where they are. These leaders wear invisible capes, step into superhero shoes and fly through neighborhoods, fighting the good fight and many times, going completely unrecognized. Here on
- December 25, 2012
Our Breastfeeding Journeys
~ by Jamila Husein, Executive Assistant, HealthConnect One _____ To support World Breastfeeding Week this year, we invited you to share your journey by taking us on a ride through some of your images and experiences. From Nepal’s rural villages to the Scottish highlands, Wisconsin’s quaint towns to the Californian sands, Bangladesh’s mountains to Washington’s
- December 24, 2012
~ by Rachel Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC, Executive Director, HealthConnect One ———- Time is elastic, and mysterious. Seconds can drag, and years can slip away. We return again and again to some of our experiences, and totally obliterate others. It’s easy to lose sight of the forest when you are intimately involved with the trees.
- December 13, 2012
Share some silliness with a friend or colleague today. At HealthConnect One, it’s all about building one-on-one relationships, so… Do you have three minutes? Is someone sitting next to you? Is there anyone nearby? … Click to play.
- December 12, 2012