African American Breastfeeding Network: Promoting healthy birth outcomes during COVID-19

Changes in hospital polices and maternity practices during the COVID-19 pandemic have required Black Birth Workers to adapt their practice in order to remain safe, serve their clients and ensure their clients’ safety as well.

To accomplish this, the African American Breastfeeding Network is using a COVID-19 Response Grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. The goal of its project, WeRISE: Black Birth Workers Response to COVID-19, is to build supportive measures for Black Birth Workers, or doulas, and the clients they serve in order to promote healthy birth outcomes and  prevent the spread of COVID-19 among Black families living in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha.

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