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Re-imagining Better Health Outcomes

Jai Olive Wellness partners with communities and organizations nationwide to support establishing initiatives that promote better health outcomes for diverse populations.


Sweet Milk & Oats
BIPOC Lactation and Postpartum Pipeline Pilot

The Sweet Milk & Oats Lactation and Postpartum Pipeline Project is space that bridges the gap in support of human milk feeding and postpartum well-being through direct service, education, peer-to-peer support, and referral-based network centering families of color in Iowa.

We seek to diversify lactation support groups and professionals while offering culturally congruent services to diverse families. This pipeline will increase the support of postpartum families and support towards certification for professional lactation providers.

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Iowa Title V Community-Based Doula Project for African American Families

IHHS used a health equity lens and collaborated with African American/Black-identified community members and local maternal health experts to develop a culturally congruent, community-based doula program within the state’s Title V service delivery structure. As a result of this collaboration, IHHS conducts a pilot project in selected communities to determine and develop a strategy for culturally congruent, community-based doula services for Title V agencies throughout the state.


Kindred Soma Yoga

Kindred Soma Yoga by Rural Black Doula is the movement for the culture. Soma Yoga combines traditional yoga practices, resting and breathing, therapeutic yoga, the re-education of the mind-body connection, holistic medicine (Ayurveda), and shadow work.


Enjoy yoga that is pain-free, body-positive, and for the culture.



Black & Birthy: Childbirth Education Series for Black Families

Pregnancy can be a time of excitement and worry for any expecting parent. You’ll need a lot of information to keep you and your baby healthy, both during pregnancy and after the baby arrives. EveryStep’s Healthy Start & Empowerment Project sponsors FREE childbirth education classes for Black families, where you’ll find support and education for your pregnancy and parenting journey. Courses will be in person at Calvary Chapel in Des Moines, IA.

Offered to residents within the Healthy Start & Empowerment Program zip codes. Connect with the EveryStep program for more information and registration.

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ROOTED. Women's Health Cooperative of Iowa

Rooted. is a Black-owned cooperative that gives Black diasporic communities, the uninsured, and the underinsured access to safe, affordable, cultural-based, and patient-centered care without excluding other racial or cultural groups.

Paint Cans


Where art and movement are floetic. Rural Black Doula and KNWSLF partner to host creative spaces that promote wholistic well-being and creativity at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines, IA. Enjoy culturally-centered yoga and meditation through Kindred Soma Yoga.

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