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Doula Advisory Council

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Department of Health and Human Services

Doula Advisory Council

The Michigan Doula Advisory Council works to inform the advancement of doula services in Michigan as a result of the Medicaid doula reimbursement policy.

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The goals/objectives include:

  1. Promote the advancement of doula services statewide in an effort for Michigan families to have equitable access to doula services.
  2. Provide advisement to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Doula Initiative on policies, applications, and resource documents with the goal of making doula services accessible to families and increasing the Medicaid enrolled doula workforce.
  3. Expand the doula workforce by creating opportunities for individuals statewide to receive approved doula training and attend additional ad hoc trainings for doulas.
  4. Advise on continuing education content and offerings to benefit the statewide doula workforce and raise awareness of the benefits of doula services.
  5. Inform the MDHHS Doula Initiative regarding activities that promote access to doula care statewide.

The Michigan Doula Advisory Council includes representation from doulas across the state of Michigan. The diverse Council membership represents, to the extent possible, the various communities and settings in which doula services are provided.