January 05, 2022

Doulas 4CT wins award

A project very close to the heart of our Senior Development Associate, Kathy Hunter, just got a major boost!

Doulas4CT, a statewide collaborative of Doulas, community voices, advocates, community organizations and allies, received a $76,811 from the CT Health Foundation for their Doulas Advocating for Equitable Maternal Care project. The project goal is to ensure that doula services are authentically integrated into the healthcare delivery system. The project focuses on upcoming state policies that must be informed by doulas so the certification process represents the spirit of the doula profession and provides a sustainable payment model to increase access, particularly for women of color. The project builds capacity for Doulas4CT and provides a model of compensating for doula’s knowledge to address maternal health disparities among women of color. The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County is the fiscal sponsor for Doulas4CT.