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Region 7 Doula Convening
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HRSA IEA) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) are hosting a Region 7 Doula Convening on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the 2023 Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient-Centered Care.
This convening will bring together doulas and other birth workers (e.g., midwives, and community health workers) from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to engage and learn about resources and efforts to assist them in providing support to mothers and families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Attendees will learn about effective communication and partnership among birthing persons and members of the healthcare team; the importance of self-care to combat burnout; and training and certifications available to birth workers across Region 7. Attendees will also engage in discussions about potential opportunities to collaborate with peers to support mothers across Region 7. This convening is being organized through a partnership with OASH, HRSA, and region 7 doula partners.