HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity to Support Community-Based Doulas

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced the availability of $4.5 million for hiring, training, certifying, and compensating community-based doulas in areas with high rates of adverse maternal and infant health outcomes.

The funding, provided through HRSA’s Healthy Start Initiative, will increase the number of Healthy Start doula programs from 25 to approximately 50 nationwide. HRSA’s Healthy Start Initiative works to improve health before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in rates of infant deaths and adverse maternal health outcomes.

Additional information is available here.