Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Hoppe’s telehealth grant featured in Wisconsin Partnership Program article

 Hoppe’s telehealth grant featured in Wisconsin Partnership Program article

new article from the Wisconsin Partnership Program features the “Advancing Postpartum Care For Black Women in Wisconsin By Engaging Community Partners With a Home Telehealth Service for Hypertension” program, led by UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Kara Hoppe, DO! The program is funded by a WPP New Investigator grant. 

In the article, Hoppe discusses the postpartum health concerns that led her to start the Staying Healthy After Childbirth home telehealth hypertension program. Tia Murray, co-investigator on the grant and co-founder of Harambee Village Doulas, offers insight into the community-academic partnership of the grant, and the importance of including doulas in the work:

“The role of community-based doulas and certified lactation counselors in this project is essential in providing social and emotional support for mothers while fostering a trusting relationship. The doulas work on addressing postpartum care, lactation, and social and mental health needs for women in the program.”

Read the whole article here!