California Doula Workforce Survey

Welcome to the California Doula Workforce Survey!

The purpose of this survey is to analyze the current doula workforce in California. Our goal is to strengthen the doula workforce by creating a snapshot of the current size and demographics of the workforce in our state, which can be used to help doulas, advocates, foundations, state agencies, and others determine how best to make decisions on outreach, training, funding, and other implementation tasks. This survey should not take more than 15 minutes and most questions are optional. Survey responses are anonymous. You will only need to include your name and email address if you want to enter a gift card raffle and/or be added to our listserv.

At the end of this survey, you will be asked if you would like to opt-in to a raffle. We will be raffling off forty (40) $200 gift cards to those that opt in and provide their email address.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: This survey will close on April 15, 2024.

If you have any questions please contact Alexis Robles-Fradet, [email protected]





We would love to have this workforce survey reach as many doulas in the state as possible. Please share the survey link with your friends, family, and networks. Here is our doula workforce survey social media toolkit.



The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) is a non-profit health law organization that protects and advances health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. We advocate, educate and litigate at the federal and state levels to advance health and civil rights in the U.S.

NHeLP’s Doula Medicaid Project seeks to improve health outcomes for Medicaid enrollees by ensuring that all pregnant and postpartum people enrolled in Medicaid who want access to a doula will have one. At NHeLP, we are lawyers, researchers, and policy advocates. We are not doulas. As such, we seek to do all our work in partnership with and with the guidance of community doula groups, doula collectives, and individual doulas, especially Black doulas and Black-led doula groups, as well as doulas and doula groups serving low-income clients.

This project is supported by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF).

NHeLP would also like to thank the incredible team of doulas across the state who are working with us on this effort: Gina Benson of Atala Doula Services, Angel Green of Auntie Angel’s Doula Services, Stevie Merino of Birthworkers of Color Collective & Sol & Roots, Shantay Davies-Balch of Black Wellness & Prosperity Center, Kairis Chiaji of Children of the Sun Doula Project, Khefri Riley of Diversity Uplifts & Frontline Doulas, Jemilla White of HerStory, Sabia Wade & Davina Wiliams of Sabia Wade, Birth Advocacy Doula Trainings & For the Village, Deidre Coutsoumpos of Sankofa Birth Workers, and Marna Armstead, Alli Cuentos, and Sofía Carbone of SisterWeb.