The 12-month research project included interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders, as well as an evaluation of promotional materials. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from South Dakota State University (SDSU) partnered with OB and PR/Marketing staff at Brookings Health System (BHS) to evaluate the volunteer doula program. The team collaboratively recruited participants and developed interview questions for key stakeholders, including: OB nurses and doctors, volunteer doulas, expectant parents, and mothers. Promotional materials were also evaluated by a persuasion expert. Our findings are drawn from interviews with 15 BHS staff, 9 doulas,
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Anderson, Jenn and Kuehl, Rebecca A., "Evaluation of the Volunteer Doula Program at Brookings Health System" (2017). Communication Studies Publications. 31.