Providing Essential Health Support Services and Education for Families of Premature and Medically Fragile At-risk Babies their Healthcare Providers

 

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to ensure that families of premature and medically fragile at-risk babies have access to support services, health information and community resources that support and optimize their child’s physical health and social-emotional development.

Our Goals

Families of premature and medically fragile at-risk infants and young children are connected, confident and comfortable in caring for their baby and have access to developmental follow-up parent education and support from knowledgeable and experienced healthcare and education professionals, especially families who face health disparities

Family Support Programs

Increase the number of families with premature and medically fragile at-risk babies who receive developmental follow-up support and education.
Increase the number of families of premature and medically fragile at-risk babies who receive in-home lactation consultation, respite care and mental health support.
Increase maternal satisfaction with their breastfeeding experience and their ability to meet their breastfeeding goals 
 

Professional Education Programs

Increase the number of healthcare and early education providers who identify as being knowledgeable and skilled in providing family-centered developmental care for premature and medically complex infants through our Workforce Development/Professional Education Programs

NICU Consortium Education Programs

Increase the number of hospital NICUs who refer parents of premature and medically complex infants to public health, early intervention, or developmentally focused follow-up care through our community partnerships

 

We Would Appreciate Your Support