Region 9 Doula Project
Region 9 Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC)
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.