Birth Doulas Addressing Systemic Racism in Underserved Communities



  • David Armstrong, PhD

    Director, Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University at Albany, SUNY


Emerging Models and Innovations, Policy


Evidence of birth doulas’ positive impacts on pregnancy and birth outcomes continues to grow, particularly among underserved populations. Policymakers have significant interest in expanding birth doula services, however little is known about the role of this workforce and how to expand their services. This webinar discusses 2 studies focused on addressing this gap, including organizational approaches to expanding services, system-level changes which are needed, and the work-related experiences and stressors doulas describe in delivering these services.

Event Date

December 15, 2022