MI Community-Based Doula Summit

Need more info? Contact Avonlea Rickerson at AvonleaR@BMBFA.org.

Registration is FREE!


Increase the availability and accessibility of community-based doula care for Black and Indigenous women and persons. 


Joining BMBFA in the planning and execution of the Summit are: Day One Doula Collective, Focus: HOPE,  March of Dimes, Molina Healthcare of Michigan, Rootead Enrichment Center of Kalamazoo, State Senator Erica Geiss of the Sixth District, Strong Beginnings-Healthy Start, Sacred Bundle Birthworker Collective, and WIN Network.


Community-based doulas are trained community birth workers who provide culturally appropriate and kindred spirited non-clinical emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after birth.


Community Voice Uplifting and centering the voices and experience of Black and Indigenous mothers, birthing persons, community-based doulas, and community birthworkers.

Workforce Development Building the job market to create a sustainable occupation for Community-based Doulas.

Professional DevelopmentDeveloping and advancing the skills of community-based doulas to better meet the needs of their clientele. 

Policy & Advocacy Creating policy recommendations and designing an advocacy plan for equitable community-based doula sustainability.


Michiganders who represent diverse segments of the field including scholars, activists, practitioners, clinicians, community organizers, peer supporters, doulas, advocates, media, mothers and more. Each has an interest in advancing maternal child health practices.


Michigan Resident Rate
FREE, register by August 5th
$25, register after August 5th

Out of State Rate
$199, register by August 6th
$224, register after August 6th

Registration closes on August 16th


Stay tuned.  More details to come.