Healthy Babies and Parents: How States Can Leverage Doulas to Improve Outcomes


October 31, 2023

Evidence has shown that community-based doulas are a critical part of a comprehensive system of care to improve our nation’s maternal health crisis. That’s why we’re excited to have added it as a new twelfth policy to our 2023 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap.

This webinar followed our virtual 2023 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit. At the Summit, we explained why we added community-based doulas to our Roadmap—this webinar took a deeper dive into the issue. We explored the actions that policymakers have taken to support community-based doulas and expand access to doula care.

Webinar Recording

Presentation Materials

Panel Highlight

Chanel Porchia-Albert

Founder & Executive Director, Ancient Song Doula

Twylla Dillion

Executive Director, HealthConnect One

Adriana Jean Louis

Maternal Health Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Tia Murray

Founder & CEO, Harambee Village

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