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Who:  
The Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom with Doulas of Rhode Island, Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Senator Ana Quezada, and Providence City Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune

What: 
Join us for the presentation of RI H5609, the Rhode Island Doula Reimbursement Act, introduced by Representatives Ranglin-Vassell, Kislak, Lyle, Williams, and Blazejewski. RI H5609 will create a definition and scope of services for perinatal doulas in Rhode Island, make doula care eligible for reimbursement through Medicaid and private insurance, and ensure doulas receive fair compensation for the essential health care services they provide. This legislation will help thousands of Rhode Island women access doula care during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period—increasing positive health outcomes and combating the maternal mortality and morbidity crisis.

When: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019
3 – 3:45 PM

Where:                       
Rhode Island State House Library
82 Smith Street, Providence, RI

Speakers:      

Aniece Germaine, Hope and Change for Haiti

Kavelle Christie, Public Policy & Organizing Specialist, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Rhode Island House of Representatives

Felicia Love, Co-President, Doulas of Rhode Island

Senator Ana Quezada, Rhode Island Senate

Jennifer Rourke, Activist, The Womxn Project

Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Council