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Model Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

HealthConnect One’s Community-Based Doula Program

HealthConnect One’s Community-Based Doula Program seeks to increase rates of breastfeeding, reduce rates of low birthweight and prematurity, reduce the use of non-medically necessary caesarean sections, reduce the use of epidurals in favor of alternative pain management techniques, and further develop the corps of community health workers in maternal and child health and early learning.

What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?

Services are provided prenatally from the 28th week of pregnancy until the child is 6 months old or no longer breastfeeding. Families typically receive a total of 24 home visits—12 during pregnancy and 12 after birth. Home visits take place twice per month from the 28th week of pregnancy up to the 36th week of pregnancy, weekly from the 36th week of pregnancy to 8 weeks postpartum, and at least monthly after 8 weeks postpartum.

HealthConnect One serves all families during pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period. Some local programs have specific eligibility requirements.

Who is implementing the model?

Home Visitors

HealthConnect One was implemented by 82 community health workers/doulas in 2021.


HealthConnect One was implemented by 19 supervisors in 2021.

Where is the model implemented?

HealthConnect One operated in 7 local agencies across 6 states in 2021.


Families Served Through Home Visiting in 2021

home visits provided
including 6,847 virtual visits
families served
children served


16% Hispanic or Latino

84% Not Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver age

23% ≤21 years

44% 22-29 years

32% 30-44 years

<1% ≥45 years

Caregiver education

22% No HS diploma

31% HS diploma or GED

31% Some college or training

16% Bachelor's degree or higher

Child insurance status

68% Public

2% Private

30% None

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer caregivers were replaced with *.