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This Powerful Embrace-2015 Report

HealthConnect One holds space for tough conversations surrounding birth and health equity. We hold space for change, for creativity, for innovation. We engage honestly, broadly, unapologetically, and we invite into the conversation those who are often unheard.

This year, our National Action Summit, “Shared Voices for Equity in Birth and Breastfeeding,” brought together over 100 women — community health workers from all over the country, including Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, Arizona, Oregon and Puerto Rico — for 3 days. They were community-based doulas, breastfeeding peer counselors, doctors, nurses, academics, and home visitors dedicated to advocating for healthy moms and healthy babies.