The quarterly NICU Consortium Education Programs are are held on the last Wednesday of January, April, July, and October from 9 AM to 11:30 AM with a break between 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM. The Program are in person and by Webinar. The programs provide opportunities for learning about the needs of premature, medically fragile, and at-risk infants and their families as well as opportunities for networking with other health and early education professionals and family advocates.
Next NICU Consortium Education Program – April 24, 2019
9:00:am to 11:30 am
Topic: To be announced
2019 NICU Consortium Schedule: July 3 and October 30, 2019
The NICU Consortium Partnership
NICU Consortium Partnership Meetings are Open to All
Participation is open to all providers and advocates working families of premature, medically fragile and at-risk infants. Meetings are held three times a year, Winter, Spring, and Fall. To receive information about the NICU Consortium Partnership Meetings, sign up on the Special Kids, Special Care Website under Contact Us and sign up for the newsletter.
What is the NICU Consortium Partnership?
The NICU Consortium Partnership is a coalition of local public health staff, early intervention staff, NICU staff, primary care providers and community agencies seeking to promote “a coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for families transitioning home from the NICU” by promoting best practices through education and systems building efforts.
What does the NICU Consortium Partnership Do?
- Establishes priorities and activities of the Partnership in order to achieve the Partnership’s Mission
• Convenes the Partnership Meeting every four months to provide updates on community resources and the system building efforts
• Supports connections among NICU staff, local public health nursing care coordination services, early intervention developmental services, community agencies, primary care providers and parent support groups
What is the Structure of the NICU Consortium Partnership?
The Partnership Leadership Council consists of a Leadership Committee and the chair/co-chairs of four workgroups, a parent representative, and representatives from the community. The four workgroups establish their priorities for 1-2 years and then work together to achieve them, often working in collaboration with each other. Through these efforts, they are providing the foundation and supports system that supports both families in the NICU and home as well as the healthcare providers who care for them.
NICU CONSORTIUM LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Chair Petora Manetto-Spratt
Co-chair Lisa Hymes
Secretary Carolyn Kwerneland
Treasurer Beth Cole
Mental Health Emily McNeil
Capacity Building Kristin Frank
Development Evelin Gomez
Family Engagement Natalie Gates
Parents – Amber Minogue
Physician – Sharon Langedoerfer, MD
Renee Charlifue-Smith, CCC, SLP – JFK Partners