My name is Barbara A.Julion and I have been a nurse in maternal child health for over 40 years. In 1990 with funding from Sears and Allstate Foundation. I began the T.O.U.C.H perinatal loss program. T.O.U.C.H (Teaching Outreach Understanding Comforting and Helping) was the first of its kind that targeted the African-American community after a perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S).
Following this platform, I founded the Perinatal Loss Coalition that provided training to doctors, nurses, social workers, and funeral home directors, so they may provide compassionate care to patients and families after a loss.
In my role today, I provide evidence-based perinatal education and consultation services to providers and patients.Since obtaining a MSN degree in 2008, I have been a clinical nursing instructor in pediatric and maternal -child for several colleges.