Dear Community Members,
The new year is off to a good start here at Somali Doulas Northwest. We have been working with a grassroots group called Doulas of All Washington in hopes of having Medicaid reimburse doula services. In December 2015 Governor Islee included doula services in his budget to the legislators for 2019. Our organization created a Petition on Change.org and thus far we have 700 individuals that signed it. We strongly believe that a doula for everyone who wants one could be a game changer in turning around the maternal health disparity black women face in this country.
Please join us and all the doulas of Washing on February 5th 2019 as we lobby for Medicaid Reimbursement for Doula Services. Please RSVP anytime to join us.
If the legislators pass this budget, WA will be the fourth state to have doula coverage under Medicaid. This is exciting! Please help support us by donating to our work and by coming out to support this effort on our lobby day.
Faisa Farole, Executive Director