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Day One Doula Collective

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

Baxter Community Center, HealthConnect One, KConnect

Occupations Involved


Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession; Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation


The Day One Doula Collective’s goal is to improve maternal health outcomes for women of color in Kent County by training community-based doulas of color to support and educate women of color through the birth and postpartum period. The Collective is a partnership between Baxter Community Center, HealthConnect One and KConnect.

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