This grant supports the work of Doulas4CT, a coalition working to address maternal health disparities by improving access to doula services. Doulas provide support to pregnant people before, during, and after birth, and help advocate for their clients throughout the process. With this funding, Doulas4CT will support doulas to participate in the development and implementation of state policy to assure that decisions include the perspectives of doulas and a focus on equity. This includes the design and implementation of a Medicaid bundled payment for maternity services and the development of a certification process for doulas. Doulas4CT will also provide community education about doula services and maternal health.
Fiscal agent: United Way of Coastal Fairfield County