The article uses key informant essays with faculty familiar with experiential education programs related to social determinants and health equity for training purposes, as well as to identify best practices and gaps in current models, and to broaden implementation of these programs.
Research has shown evidence of doulas’ positive impacts on maternal health outcomes, particularly among underserved populations. Such research supports expanding access to doula services. However, health workforce-related barriers challenge the development of robust doula services in the US.
This article examines prior health care employment and financial assistance factors associated with completion of pre-licensure RN education programs, by initial entry degree (associate degree or bachelor of science in nursing) and across racial and ethnic groups.