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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

Healthy Start & Empowerment Doula Project

Healthy Start & Empowerment provides case management to families in Polk County who are pregnant or have a child up to the age of six. Services include the following:

  • Home visits.

  • Prenatal, postpartum, and parenting education.

  • Child development screenings and education.

  • Prenatal depression screenings and referrals.

  • Support groups.

  • Referrals to community resources and support in accessing service

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