STL 360 Doulas Initiative

Announcing $1 Million Grant to Increase Access to Doula Care!

Generate Health is honored to have been selected as a co-recipient of a Merck for Mothers Safer Childbirth Cities grant, which will expand access to doula care through a new STL 360 Doulas Initiative. The STL 360 Doulas Initiative is a collaborative effort between Jamaa Birth Village, STL Doulas of Color Collective, and Generate Health. Jesse Davis, MD, MBA, from Washington University, will join the team for program evaluation.

The STL 360 Doulas Initiative will intentionally scale the emerging local doula movement and Jamaa Birth Village’s licensed doula training to ensure long?term capacity for culturally congruent doula care for Black pregnant people in St. Louis, while fundamentally restructuring the maternal care ecosystem to center the needs of Black St. Louisans during prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum periods. "360 Doulas" refers to both the number of doulas trained and wraparound (360°) support that doulas provide. Read more ->

Did you miss the livestream kick-off on Monday?  Re-watch it on Jamaa Birth Village's Facebook page to learn more about our partnership and opportunities to get involved!