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Improving Equitable Outcomes for Mothers and Children by Expanding the Doula Workforce

Wednesday, May 25, 2022| 2:00 pm -3:00 pm

A number of states have made progress toward policy changes that would enable Medicaid reimbursement for doulas and other birthworkers. These initiatives are expected to help improve maternal and infant health outcomes, especially among groups of people who face disproportionately high mortality rates. Leaders in the field discussed policy actions and explored opportunities for philanthropic engagement in the expansion of doula services. Speakers included Amy Chen of the National Health Law Program, Jamaica Gilliam of Blaq Birth Circle, Kiana Trabue of bi3, Inc., and Atiya Weiss of The Burke Foundation.