The 2007 Head Start Reauthorization Bill mandated the creation of State Early Childhood Advisory Councils. This paper provides information on how to create and implement a successful council covering a wide range of topics including: the purpose of the councils, how to engage a diverse group of leaders as members, a model for thinking about council membership, staffing the councils, the role of national and local funders, the work of the councils, and a model for thinking about the right issues for a council to consider.
Article October 14, 2021
Through an interview with Jackie Anderson from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) , alongside Alexander Gagnon, and Kaitlin Ferrick, with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF), this document highlights the PN-3 work underway in Wisconsin
Improving Birth Outcomes: Strengthening Awareness of and Support for State and Community Doula Networks Webinar Summary Chart
Archived Meeting Resources October 8, 2021
This chart summarizes the key points made during the webinar “Improving Birth Outcomes: Strengthening Awareness of and Support for State and Community Doula Networks” and provides links to related resources.
Improving Birth Outcomes: Strengthening Awareness of and Support for State and Community Doula Networks
Slide Deck October 7, 2021
This resource is a slide deck from the webinar, Improving Birth Outcomes: Strengthening Awareness of and Support for State and Community Doula Networks. Doula care is 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.