This document will outline the ways in which community-based doula programs in New York State have been strategically implemented to serve families most at risk for poor maternal and infant health outcomes. By elevating human rights and reproductive justice principles, community-led doula support serves as a model for envisioning new approaches to the current maternal health crisis in the US. It will also outline successful elements of community-based doula trainings and practices that would enhance the New York State Pilot and help it meet its ultimate goal of reducing disparities.
Video May 11, 2022
This recording is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Slide Deck May 11, 2022
This slide deck is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Report April 28, 2022
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.