Our Journ3i is a perinatal community-based wellness organization primarily focused on eliminating disparities of health and identifying social health determinants within infant and maternal health by providing empowering education and services. We seek to provide maternal health equity among communities of color, especially Black/African American families in Rhode Island.
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
The upcoming doula training is December 3-5th, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.You must attend all sessions. Space is limited. Please submit the interest form. We will notify selected attendees by mid November.
Currently there are a few online classes to prepare you for becoming a doula. Also, we are offering 1:1 consults for interested doulas. Registration will on October 30, 2021 at 2- 4 p.m. for the IN PERSON session at the RI Perinatal Doula Agency location. There will be 2 separate 1 hr sessions.
Our Journ3i would like to thank the Care Transformation Collaborative for inviting us to speak on behalf of the RI Doula workforce and its upcoming work with insurance coverage. You can review here.
We have been working hard to collaborate with great maternal health leaders advancing community health care. Our network and relationships with National Perinatal Task Force, Black Midwifery and Doula has mentored, supported and encouraged the culmination of several years of grassroots maternal care. The Urban Perinatal Education Center is officially a 501c3. Support our capital campaign!
Our third year and the RI Doula Reimbursement Act has been signed into law! Congratulations to all the families who will be supported throughout their pregnancy and birthing journey.
Go to RIdoulabill.com!
An exclusive Medicaid insurance covered benefit for doula services for TuftsHealth RITogether can received covered doula services. Please see: RI PERINATAL DOULA AGENCY.
The third year we are advocating for family care with equity for perinatal doula services. Join us in our fight to WIN for families. Sign the PETITION, contact your local representatives for an equitable insuranced paid covered benefit for all. Go to RIdoulabill.com!
RIght from the Start is a legislative and budget campaign to advance state policies for young children and their families in Rhode Island. During the COVID-19 crisis, it has become even more clear that policies and programs that help families with young children are essential for a strong economy and public health. Investments now will help our state and Rhode Island’s young children and families weather this crisis and emerge stronger on the other side.
Cover community-based doula services through Medicaid and private health insurance. Invest in building, supporting, and sustaining the doula workforce and infrastructure in the state as a strategy to reduce racial and economic disparities in maternal and child health outcomes.
The pandemic continues to manifest a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for birthing families at this time. We would appreciate the community's continued support for our doula services scholarship fund. We have provided several scholarships services and products to families since 2020. We appreciate the mutual aid relief you are providing for families to receive perinatal care services, such as lactation, doula and childbirth education.
We are moving forward with the nonprofit, Urban Perinatal Education Center. After completing the SEG 2020 Accelerator program to create a physical safe space for those in the perinatal life course. Please support and share our fundraiser. A landing page will open soon, more details to come.
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