NICU Consortium Partnership – Volunteers Needed
The NICU Consortium Partnership Leadership Council is asking for your help. We need volunteers to help us with our different programs and activities this year that will move us closer to our goal of promoting a coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for NICU infants and their families. We need your suggestions and ideas. Please sign up as a team member or team leader for one of these program activities
Partnership Overview – partnership meetings, the website, Facebook
NICU Consortium Education Programs -education topics
Family Support – program offering NICU discharge follow-up support
Membership – membership benefits, expansion
Development (Sponsors, Donors, Fundraising) – ways to sustain the Consortium efforts
Outreach – strategies to reach primary care providers, NICU staff, and other community partners
NICU Consortium Education Programs
The NICU Consortium Education Programs provide opportunities for learning about the needs of premature, medically complex, and babies and their families as well as opportunities for networking with others who share the common goal of supporting families transition home from the NICU through a “warm handoff” to essential and knowledgeable community resources and supports.
- Meeting Time: 9:00 am to 11:45 am
- Dates: Last Wednesday of January, April, July, and October
- Location: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Upcoming NICU Consortium Education Program
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 9 am to 11:45 am
Topic to be announced
NICU Consortium Partnership
The NICU Consortium Partnership brings together families, healthcare providers, family advocates, and others to promote a coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for infants and their families transitioning from the NICU to their home and community.
Participation in the NICU Consortium Partnership is open to all. We especially invite families, providers, and advocates who work with families of babies who have been in the NICU or who need special care.
NICU Consortium Partnership Meetings are held quarterly, prior to each of the NICU Consortium Education Meetings from 9:00 am to 9:30 am. The Annual NICU Consortium Partnership Meeting is held every year in the fall.
NICU Consortium Partnership Membership is encouraged because it helps to support the NICU Consortium Education Programs and the NICU Consortium Partnership efforts to create community support for families who have been in the NICU.
NICU Consortium Leadership Council
(The Leadership Council is the Advisory Committee to the Special Kids, Special Care Board of Directors)
Chair Petora Manetto-Spratt
Secretary Carolyn Kwerneland
Treasurer Beth Cole
Mental Health Emily McNeil
NICU Consortium Education Planning Committee – Kristin Frank
Program Development – Open
Family Engagement and Support – Natalie Gates
Parents – Amber Minogue
Physician – Sharon Langendoerfer, MD
Renee Charlifue-Smith, CCC, SLP – JFK Partners