The Delaware County Health Department will soon roll out a new workforce development program to train perinatal community health care workers and doulas to slash racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Representative Mary Gay Scanlon spoke alongside Delaware County officials at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media on Tuesday after securing $954,000 in federal funding to help pay for the pilot program.
“If we’re going to call ourselves the greatest country in the world, we need to have the best health care in the world. We need to have the best outcomes for moms and their children in the world. Not second best, not third, but the best. That has to be our goal. And that means the federal government has to invest in the programs that so many are leading here in Delaware County,” Casey said.
Read more about this program here: https://whyy.org/articles/delaware-county-perinatal-health-care-workers-doulas/