This fact sheet outlines the application process for Taking the Lead Leadership Academy, a family child care initiative. It also outlines the benefits of participation and the areas of focus.
A Continued Call to Action: Building a Comprehensive Birth-to-Three Strategy in the District of Columbia
Report April 14, 2022
Through this brief, we share DC’s infant/toddler story — the recent investments and decisions, the evolution of its approach and strategies, and the people who made this progress possible. As other state and community leaders seek to create comprehensive systems of care for young children and their families, DC’s story shows what the future might look like.
Archived Webinar February 24, 2022
This resource includes the recordings and slide deck presentations from the webinar series, Justice from the Start.
Improving Birth Outcomes: Strengthening Awareness of and Support for State and Community Doula Networks
Archived Webinar February 4, 2022
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.