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A Community Collaboration to Test Medicaid Funded Doula Support

Doulas make a difference in maternal health care and can be a part of improving healthcare outcomes, and yet we know that doulas are not accessible to all families. When doulas and community organizations work together with health care payers, more parents have access to doula support. In this session doulas, Tonja Carpenter and Emilie Cunningham will discuss their experience in successfully developing and launching a community-based doula organization/community health collaborate with a managed care [Medicaid] organization. Join Tonja and Emilie as they share their real-world experience in launching their pilot program and explore how you may also look for opportunities your own local community.