Revolutionizing Birth: Maternity Care Coalition’s Community Doula and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

Black and Latina women bear a disproportionate burden of maternal morbidity and mortality nationwide and face systemic barriers to access workforce opportunities that could catalyze shifts in their health and economic trajectories. Grounded in reproductive and racial justice frameworks, Maternity Care Coalition’s Community Doula and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program prepares community members to serve as doulas and breastfeeding peer counselors with the goal of improving health for Black and Brown pregnant women and their families. This workshop will describe an innovative approach to addressing the economic and social conditions that influence health while also providing meaningful economic opportunities for women in Philadelphia.

Naima Black
Director, Community Doula & Breastfeeding Program
Katja Pigur
Senior Director of Programs and Business Development
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