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New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative

For Doulas by Doulas.

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About

The New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative (NJDLC) is committed to addressing maternal & child health disparities, empowering maternal health advocates, and consciously including doulas in the conversation and work to create systemic change for babies, families, and communities throughout New Jersey, through:

  • Community Outreach, Engagement & Collaboration

  • Doula Credentialing & Billing Support

  • Doula Support, Mentorship & Supervision

  • NJDLC Advisory Board & Workgroups

  • Workforce Development, Training & Technical Assistance

 

The New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative (NJDLC) strives to advocate for:

  • A thriving doula community (independent and group practitioner)

  • Equitable doula compensation & reimbursement

  • Collective Impact - Ensuring that:

    • Doula voices are consistently included and heard.

    • Doulas are consciously integrated into legislation and health care plan teams.

    • Doulas' presence is seen and valued

The New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative (NJDLC) is committed to addressing maternal & child health disparities, empowering maternal health advocates, and consciously including doulas in the conversation and work to create systemic change for babies, families, and communities throughout New Jersey, through:

  • Community Outreach, Engagement & Collaboration

  • Doula Credentialing & Billing Support

  • Doula Support, Mentorship & Supervision

  • NJDLC Advisory Board & Workgroups

  • Workforce Development, Training & Technical Assistance

 

The New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative (NJDLC) strives to advocate for:

  • A thriving doula community (independent and group practitioner)

  • Equitable doula compensation & reimbursement

  • Collective Impact - Ensuring that:

    • Doula voices are consistently included and heard.

    • Doulas are consciously integrated into legislation and health care plan teams.

    • Doulas' presence is seen and valued

HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing equitable, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting. We would like to acknowledge our appreciation for all of the communities and partners that HC One has collaborated with since 1986 that have contributed to our shared wisdom and the development of our training curriculum.

Our 
Mission

The NJ Doula Learning Collaborative provides New Jersey doulas with billing support, education, training and workplace development in service of birth equity.

Our
Vision 

The New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative (NJ DLC) strives to advocate for a thriving doula community (independent and group practioners), who are equitably compensated, have ease with Medicaid reimbursement, and have a sustainable career that mitigates high turnover. 

Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Jodi Green
NJDLC Executive Director 

Jodi Green, CLD, CBE is the NJDLC Executive Director. She is a birth and postpartum doula, reproductive health educator, childbirth educator and doula trainer with Community Doulas of South Jersey. She has served families in NJ, PA, and DE as an active doula for over 20 years. Jodi makes it her personal goal to offer the information, education, and support parents' need to make their own informed choices in birth and parenting.

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Tamiya Griffin 
NJDLC Director of Programming

Tamiya Griffin, BS, CD, PMH-C is the NJDLC Director of Programing. She is a New Jersey native and mom of 5. She has worked in the Perinatal and Reproductive field for the last 9 years doing work related to Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Mental Health, Birth Equity, Teen Pregnancy Prevention and more. Tamiya’s love and passion for motherhood has translated to her becoming a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate, and certified in Perinatal Mental Health.

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Daña Drinkard
NJDLC Administrative Assistant

Daña Drinkard, AAS, serves as the NJDLC Administrative Assistant. With a rich background in Customer Service and Graphic Design, she brings a wealth of expertise to her position. Daña's extensive experience in these industries has honed her skills in organization, communication, and problem-solving. Beyond her proficiency in administrative tasks, Daña's true passion lies in connecting with people and making a meaningful impact in their lives. This passion fuels her dedication to supporting not only her colleagues at the NJDLC, but also individuals embarking on the transformative journey of becoming a New Jersey based doula.

Resources

 Here you'll find contract templates, community resources and so much more! 

NJDLC Campaign

Join us in supporting a brighter future for babies, families, and communities throughout New Jersey with the New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative (NJDLC). Our collective is committed to addressing maternal & child health disparities and integrating doulas into the dialogue and working to create systemic change.

Office Hours

Office Hours

For doulas who need support with

Medicaid billing/credentialing

or are in need of general support.

Mondays: 11:30am to 1:30pm EST

Wednesdays: 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

New Jersey Doula Learning Collaborative 

407 W. State St.

Trenton, NJ 08618

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Calling All NJ Doulas! We want to amplify your voice! Doulas have become a popular topic of discussion. We invite you to be a part of the conversation. If you're a NJ Doula looking to get involved in local and statewide advocacy and information sharing, we welcome you to our Doula Town Hall.
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