Poor social support during pregnancy and early motherhood is a risk factor for postpartum depression. Mama Sana Vibrant Woman (MSVW), a community organization that facilitates access to quality and culturally appropriate prenatal and postnatal care for women of color in Austin and Travis County teamed up with HER to provide maternal justice programming, and is now heeding the call with programs that provide virtual kinship and conversation during COVID and beyond. During this time of physical distancing, the program is providing Virtual Prenatal and Post-Partum Circles in both English and Spanish. In 2016 HER and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation joined forces to create HER’s Community Health Worker Institute. The institute focuses on workforce research to explore the impact and needs of these health care heroes, which will inform trainings across the state that include the latest evidence-based practice and technology.
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