HealthConnect One's<sup>&reg</sup> Community-Based Doula Program Targeted Outcomes

The program’s overall goals are to enhance infant health, strengthen families, and establish family supports. The program aims to achieve these objectives by improving prenatal care; decreasing medical interventions during labor and delivery, such as epidurals and cesarean-section deliveries; improving birth experiences (such as by shortening length of labor); increasing breastfeeding rates; delaying subsequent pregnancies; and enhancing mother-child interactions and parenting skills.