Special Kids, Special Care NICU Consortium Champions
Thank you for your interest in becoming a NICU Consortium Champion
What is a NICU Consortium Champion?
Consortium Champions are businesses, non-profit organizations, and community and state organizations that share our desire to support families who have had a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a NICU Consortium Sponsor we recognize your awareness of and support for the continuing needs of families after they transition home from the NICU through our quarterly NICU Consortium Educational Meeting/Webinars, the NICU Consortium newsletter, and the NICU Consortium webpage.
Who we are:
Special Kids, Special Care promotes systems that provide family education, health support services, and professional education in order to assure optimal development and well-being for premature, medically fragile, and vulnerable infants and young children and their families. The NICU Consortium, a subset of Special Kids, Special Care, works to develop a coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for babies and their families transitioning from the NICU to their home and community. This is done to ensure that that families know of the support services and educational opportunities available to them, as well as how to access them.
What you are supporting:
By becoming a NICU Consortium Champion, you are support our work involving:
- Providing families transitioning home from the NICU “wearable sleep sack blankets” and safe sleep educational materials to reinforce the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “Safe Sleep Guidelines” intended to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) through the hospital NICU staff.
- Providing Parent NICU Community Resource handouts in English and Spanish to local NICUs
- Hosting quarterly two hour educational meetings/webinars on best practices in working with premature and medically fragile infants and their families for an interdisciplinary audience of health care providers, early intervention professionals, parents, and parent advocates both in Colorado and across the nation.
- Reaching hospital NICU staff and community agencies about the Family Support Grants that are given out by Special Kids, Special Care. These grants provide families access to infant cribs, lactation consultation, and respite care
We look forward to having you join us as a NICU Consortium Sponsor
and becoming one of our partner organizations.
Please contact us for more information.