Implementing HealthConnect One's® Community-Based Doula Program

Implementation last updated: 2015

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Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

The average cost of HC One’s Community-Based Doula Program per family per year is $4,000 (as of 2014), which includes staff salaries, materials, and administrative costs. To serve an average of 50 births, the overall program budget is $200,000 per year.

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Labor costs

Staff salaries vary based on local costs of living and salaries for comparable roles. Doula salaries generally range from $20,000 to $45,000 annually, with added costs for benefits.

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Purchase of model or operating license

Currently, there is no fee for an operating license.

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Cost of materials and forms

The costs of materials and forms are included in the training and technical assistance costs.

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Cost of training and technical assistance

The initial replication cost ranges from $15,000 (subsidized) to $50,000 (unsubsidized) (2012 dollars), and includes costs associated with training and technical assistance.

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Infrastructure costs

Currently, costs associated with Doula Data—including hosting, Internet service, programming, training and support for replication sites, and analysis and reporting of data—are subsidized by private and public funders and are not charged to replication sites.

The cost of the equipment and Internet service sites needed to implement Doula Data are included in the $200,000-per-year program budget (2014 dollars).

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Recruitment and retention costs

The costs associated with recruiting and retaining families are included in the $200,000 annual program budget (2014 dollars).

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in June 2015. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the HealthConnect One on April 30, 2015. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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