Sam Lo (MPH 2016) talks about how her background in law led to public health, and how a guest lecturer in her Foundations of MCH Leadership (PubH 6630) course created an opportunity for her to undertake important work that has direct impact on pregnant incarcerated women.
With funding through HRSA, the Center for Leadership Education in MCH was able to deploy Lo to work with the Minnesota Prison Doula Project. Lo helped create this Pregnancy Resource Guide for Incarcerated Mothers, which can help pregnant incarcerated women understand what to expect during their pregnancy, labor and birth; advocate for themselves; self-care; what to expect after the birth; and more.
For more information on this topic, visit our incarceration resources page.
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