Providing Essential Health Support Services and Education for Families of Premature and Medically Fragile At-risk Babies their Healthcare Providers
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.
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
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
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
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 invite all who work with families in our community in the home, clinics or other settings, to think about the relationships they have with their families and how they might convey this relationship in a photo with families with whom they work.