Doula care is a method for improving birth outcomes and reducing rates of maternal morbidity and mortality among birthing people of color. However, in many states doula care is not routinely covered by health insurance and doulas aren’t seen as instrumental members of the birthing team. Thus, intentional collective efforts should be made to recognize, promote and compensate doulas for their role in achieving equitable outcomes. In addition, making doula care sustainable is an important step in ensuring that birthing people with the highest prevalence of adverse birth outcomes have the support they need before, during, and after pregnancy.
Planning Tool September 26, 2022
This resource tool supports discussion and decision-making on building and refining a statewide home visiting (HV) system by defining each component, outlining the impact and importance of the component and delineating common activities of the component. The tool includes questions to prompt discussion of key factors for the system approach to planning in your state and individual context.
Podcast September 20, 2022
Tonya Coston is the Executive Director of the Division of Early Childhood Services at the New Jersey Department of Education. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart asks Tonya about how she collaborates across agencies and departments to involve other state leaders in the mission of increasing equity in early childhood systems for children and families in New Jersey.
Slide Deck September 6, 2022
In this session, we hear from Sheri Shannon ( Shannon Strategies) who shared with us HBCC tailored marketing and messaging strategies designed to highlight the uniqueness of HBCC’s role as a quality child care option.