The Doula Data Consortium Time Use Study Toolkit

Published June 5, 2024 under Blog

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In 2023, The Doula Data Consortium supported a study aimed at enhancing existing data on the tasks performed and time invested by community-based doulas during their workday.

With great enthusiasm, HealthConnect One co-partnered with SisterWeb is pleased to present The Doula Data Consortium Time Use Study webinar and toolkit. The Doula Data Consortium was formed on September 21, 2021 by SisterWeb Community Doula Network in San Francisco, CA in co-creation with HealthConnect One as a way to easily share research and help guide policy for community doulas across the nation.  The Doula Data Consortium seeks to offer culturally competent and responsive care to their communities, to promote fairer resource distribution, acknowledge the roles of community doulas, and foster respect for both doulas and the families they assist. This goal is pursued through data collection, policy-informed research, and advocacy for reproductive and birth justice.

In 2023, The Doula Data Consortium supported a study aimed at enhancing existing data on the tasks performed and time invested by community-based doulas during their workday. The Time Use Study explored the activities performed by community-based doulas, particularly beyond direct client care. Focusing on culturally congruent support especially within Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, the purpose of this research was to better understand the multifaceted roles and time commitments of community-based doulas.

The findings from this study are a call to action for improved payment structures that reflect the invaluable contributions of community doulas. The consortium has presented their findings during a webinar that took place on June 4th, 2024. Join our mission to advance knowledge and understanding in the field of community doula care.

Read the full Time Use Study to Learn More

Time Use Study Social Media Graphics

Access the Toolkit

The Doula Data Consortium Time Use Study Toolkit includes:

  • An overview of the Doula Data Consortium and the 2023 Time Use Study
  • Sample social media messages and shareable graphics to help you engage with the study findings and the Doula Data Consortium.

If you are interested in joining the Doula Data Consortium please send an email to HealthConnect One at info@healthconnectone.org.

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