Prioritize Doulas In Black And Brown Communities

In this Forefront article via Health Affairs, WFN’s President & CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Román and WFN Board Member Ashlei Spivey, Founder of I Be Black Girl, state unequivocally: to see better Maternal Health outcomes for mothers of color, we need to uplift doulas more.

Ultimately, if we truly want to support Black women and help reverse unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes for people of color, prioritizing doula care is one policy action we should all be able to get behind. We have to trust Black women and birthing folks to lead. Because they are the closest to this crisis and have seen the benefit of evidence-based policies they know what will work.


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