Our Healthy Babies program offers Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) to pregnant women of all ages who are low-income, Medicaid-eligible, or identified as at-risk for poor birth outcomes due to a variety of health or psycho-social issues. Many Healthy Babies clients deal with multiple issues and barriers while trying to access good prenatal care, Medicaid, and other local services. The many challenges these women face can lead to pregnancy complications for mom and poor birth outcomes for their babies.
The PNCC standard is to have one-on-one interactions between the care coordinator and the at-risk pregnant women. We also provide a multitude of educational opportunities. It is an effective way of engaging more clients and their significant others in those all-important weeks leading up to the birth of the infant.
In 2016, Healthy Babies focused on infant mortality, preventing premature birth and healthy birth outcomes. We have especially focused on Safe Sleeping practices with our Baby Box project and the Cribs for Kids Campaign. See the chart below for more vital information.
As you have probably heard, there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in St. Joseph County, Indiana. There are a number of other cases across the state. At this point, Elkhart County does not have a confirmed COVID-19 case. We expect that we will see cases very soon and will report that once we have that information.