Doula Connect

The Latest Updates

To get the latest updates from the Maryland Department of Health about the Medicaid doula benefit, email and request to be added to their distribution list.

The Maryland Department of Health has been re-engaged by doulas and stakeholders in November 2023. Quarterly meetings will be announced in 2024. Our goal is to pull in as many doulas who are interested as possible to this stakeholder group and ongoing advocacy efforts. 

If you would like to receive updates from Maryland Department of Health in regards to the doula program, please email them and request to be added to their listserv at

Latest updates from the Maryland Department of Health re stakeholder meeting 11/16/2023:

*Time-sensitive updates and requests are in bold

"Here is a summary of the agreements that we noted:

Here are a few updates that we want you to be aware of since we last met:

We would also like to let you know that the following dates have now been scheduled for ePREP Doula Technical Assistance training webinars in December and January (registration/meeting link information was sent today in a separate email from

We plan to record the webinars, which will each begin with a presentation, and then follow with live Q&As from participants at the end of each presentation.  The recorded webinars will be posted to our website.  We will also be sharing a helpful Powerpoint and supporting documents relating to billing and claiming, since we’ve received questions from doulas on that topic as well. "

Upcoming Events

MLK Weekend Program

Sunday, Jan. 14 from 1-4pm 

Beth Am is co-sponsoring of the MLK Weekend program at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, a screening of the film "Birthing Justice," and discussion with Ana Rodney, a Reservoir Hill resident and founder of Momcares, a nonprofit that supports Black mothers in the NICU who self-identify as under-supported and facing financial stressors. Register here.

Project DREAM - Doula Focus Group Opportunity 

Maryland doulas are invited to participate in Project DREAM (Doula Research for Equitable Advances in Medicaid Pregnancy Health) focus groups. This project is sponsored by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and is seeking doulas who have either worked with Medicaid enrollees or plan to do so in the future. 

Doulas are asked to commit to three 90-minute focus groups over the course of 3 years. Doulas will be paid $50 for each focus group interview. The focus groups will be held virtually and all information collected will remain confidential. 

For more information about this project, fill out the DREAM information form. You can also contact the study at or (202) 656-1432. 

Join the Maryland Doula & Birth Worker Listserv!

DoulaID helps doulas get connected and stay connected to the latest information about the Maryland Medicaid Doula benefit. 

Joining the DoulaID listserv will connect you with other local doulas, birth workers, resources, events and ongoing advocacy efforts in the state.

Do you have an event to share with the network? Questions about advocacy? 

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