Doula Data is a Web-based data collection system designed to produce high-quality data on community-doula service delivery and its effect on outcomes. But Doula Data does more than that; it also provides management support and communication tools for its users, facilitating their performance as doulas, supervisors, and site directors.
Besides providing a flexible set of data forms for doulas to use as they care for program participants, the system gives doulas reminders and guidance on which data should be collected when; has a messaging system for doulas and supervisors to communicate about particular cases; provides tools for doulas to use as they plan their contacts with participants; and shows doulas and supervisors their outcome and utilization statistics as data is collected.
For supervisors, the system includes summaries of each doula's caseload, overviews of participant data forms, and tracking and note-keeping for supervisory meetings. Doula Data also alerts a supervisor if one of her doulas is falling behind on filling out data forms.
Using Doula Data, site directors can access outcome and utilization statistics for their sites as a whole and for each supervisor's group of doulas.
This is a project of HealthConnect One, www.healthconnectone.org, a nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency that uses innovative, community-based approaches to support direct-service providers in promoting the health of mothers, infants, and families.
The Doula Data web site was created by Harris-Braun Enterprises in 2009.