Read this article by the Business Journal Here:
"According to BWPC, the doula program will help address the doula provider deficit and provide Black expecting mothers with access to health care services that will help decrease health disparities.
As part of this program, the training facility uses a patient simulator “Liv” — a life-sized medical mannequin that moves, talks, has a heartbeat and demonstrates vital functions like breathing, and also gives birth. Liv helps doulas in training learn to be comfortable in the delivery room and with patients in active labor, to best assist mothers during birth."
The BLACK Doula Network Infrastructure in Fresno is supported by Elevance Health, Blue Meridian Partners, and Kaiser Permanente.