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Region 9 Doula Project

Region 9 Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC)


Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted


Workforce Development Focus

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

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices


The Region 9 Doula Project's goal is to increase and diversify the Doula workforce in Southeast Michigan. It is housed within Region 9 Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The project, funded by a grant, plans to educate both care providers and community members about the benefits of Doula care, financially sponsor a diverse cohort to become trained Doulas and develop a mentorship program between the diverse Doulas and established community-based Doulas.

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