BWPC leverages its understanding of the local context, deep connections with decision-makers, and knowledge of the forums to influence and expand opportunities for equitable and culturally congruent policies and programs.


BWPC provides technical assistance to design, develop and implement infrastructure solutions in response to community needs.


A multi-community-based organization impact framework model developed to coordinate resources across Fresno, CA to support human services, economic development, and rapid response efforts.

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The Black Community Doula Network is designed unapologetically around the needs of Black women, their babies, and their families. The Network will serve as a backbone infrastructure for Fresno's Black Maternal Child Health workforce, providing operational support for contracting, billing, and reimbursement.


The Network will establish Standards of Care, quality indicators, and a clinical navigation tool for providers and Mamas. Doula recruitment is starting soon!

The BLACK Doula Network is funded by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Blue Meridian grant.

Interested in becoming a Doula? Click the belly.

In preparation for the Medi-Cal reimbursement shift to support doulas, BWPC helps prepare licensed providers for the integration of doulas into the payor and hospital sphere.

In the first phase of this initiative, we gather provider experiences and questions about doulas. In the second phase, we use these insights to design resources and a training module focusing on critical information.

Read our one-pager here.

Interested in shaping the provider resources? Providers are welcome to share their input via a brief survey or by participating in a focus group discussion.

Evaluation Plan Support: 

For the second year in a row, a BWPC initiative has been matched with a student team for the UC Berkeley PH218B Evaluation for Health and Social Programs course held by Julianna Deardorff, PhD to develop an evaluation plan. The team of 4 will be providing support for the evaluation needs of  provider engagement. 

MHP Student Team: 

  • Gabriela Gonzalez

  • Lemlem Gebre

  • Enedina Garcia

  • Danielle Schell

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