William Moore is a health educator at Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, who was recently named one of 40 Under 40 in Public Health by the Beaumont Foundation. Moore is one of the first men in Minnesota to be certified as a birth attendant and lactation educator and was selected for national recognition for his work to reduce health and racial disparities through the Doula Dads initiative and the Club Dad program. . Doula Dads is an offshoot of Public Health work through the Ramsey County Community Birth outcomes Equity Council to reduce infant mortality rates in the African American community William Moore Doula Podcast.
Mr. Moore received his BA in history and political science from Concordia University. He then ventured into community health workers working with after-school and outreach programs, as well as working as an emotional/behavioral disability paraprofessional at local elementary schools. He also piloted a program that provided resources to African American students before, during, and after school to help close the achievement gap. Over time, they went on to work for the YMCA of Ramsey County, where his implementation of healthy eating and physical activity initiatives gave him opportunities to become a policy advocate for his state. William Moore Doula Podcast Birth outcomes.
I had the opportunity to speak with William Moore about his career path, his work as a male doula, gender attitudes towards labor, and much more. Listen to our conversation below.