Participant 583 Community Conversations Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this interview, Participant 583 explains their experience working as a community doula during the COVID-19 pandemic. They explain that they had to rethink their role and how they can continue to help their clients virtually. They share that the digital divide was a barrier for them and their clients, and that they had to advocate for increased resources for their profession in order to continue to help pregnant people in their community. The participant shares that the First Lady of New Jersey has been very supportive of their work, and that none of their clients or fellow doulas contracted COVID-19 in 2020.


COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Maternal Health, Social and Economic Factors, Positive Outlook, Infant_Child Health, Resilience, Social Re-Connect, Digital Divide, Clinical Care, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Relationships, Vaccine for COVID-19, Unpredictability, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Noteworthy Quotes for Report or Presentation, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Resources Needed, Access to Care, Factors Impacting the Digital Divide, Employment, Quality of Care, Camden Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic