Bridging the Divide: Doulas and Infant Health in Cleveland: Schubert Center for Child Studies Partners with Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Promoting Equal Access and Use of Doulas in Healthcare

The Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University is partnering with Pediatric Grand Rounds at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital to host a lecture titled “Community-led Solutions for Promoting Positive Pregnancy and Infant Health Outcomes in Greater Cleveland: Normalizing Access and Utilization of Doulas within Health Systems.”

The talk will take place on Thursday, March 28 at 8 a.m. in the Amphitheater at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (2101 Adelbert Road). Participants can attend in person or virtually, with more details available on the event website.

Speakers Angela Newman-White, Jazmin Long, and Heather Marie Rice will lead the discussion, providing updates on First Year Cleveland’s work towards reducing infant mortality and improving maternal outcomes in the greater Cleveland area. The presentation will also delve into the benefits of doula services, which are now covered by Medicaid in Ohio, as well as the barriers that prevent many from accessing these essential services.

The Schubert Center for Child Studies fosters collaboration between individuals from diverse backgrounds who work with children, families, and young people. These events encourage open dialogue and knowledge sharing on child-related research, policy, and practice in Northeast Ohio. Coffee and bagels will be provided for in-person attendees. To learn more about the event, visit the event page.

Leave a Reply