Innovation and Collaboration throughout the Wabash Valley has been a cornerstone of the All Babies Initiative work to decrease Infant Mortality. Below is a snapshot of that work.
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The All Babies Initiative's free navigation program works directly with families before, during, and after pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby up to 18 months. The All Babies Initiative offers navigation through two programs that operate co-dependently and identically when serving clients. In the Fall of 2021, both Fatherhood and Peer Recovery programs have been added to help bolster impact. Eligibility criteria apply.
Beginning with three nurses in Union Hospital's Perinatal Navigator Program, the perinatal navigation infrastructure now includes nurses, social workers, and community health workers all working together to ensure a healthy pregnancy while linking clients to needed resources. More information about this work is below.
Union Hospital's Perinatal Navigator Program (UHPNP) in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health has served the Wabash Valley since 2017. Staff identify clients who are high-risk for infant mortality and are then offered an incentive based home visiting program that links them to resources and provides evidence-based education and support.
UHPNP serves Hoosier women who are at
high risk for infant morality
West Central Indiana Healthy Start (WCIHS) works to improve women's health, infant health, and support families. WCIHS accomplishes this in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration and builds upon the National Healthy Start's 20 years of improving infant outcomes in areas with high infant mortality.
WCIHS serves women, infants, and fathers living and receiving care in parts of Vigo County, and all of Parke and Fountain counties.
Helping Dads become more effective fathers
The All Babies Initiative's fatherhood program works with clients who are about to become a father or have recently added an infant to their family. The program focuses on three key initiatives:
Fathering Education via Evidence-Based Curriculum
Walking the path of recovery.
Clients who are in recovery with substance use disorder are now offered to participate in the Peer Recovery program offered through navigation services. Our peer recovery coaches work with clients to support their recovery efforts and minimize the likelihood of relapse.
Click here for more information about how Peer Recovery services impact individuals in recovery.
What our team does when visiting a home:
Treats the entire family with respect
Educates about any safety concerns in the home
Breastfeeding Support (if applicable)
Uses an evidenced-based curriculum to teach different ways to interact and play with your baby
Discusses goals with clients
Connects clients with Community Resources
Contact us to see if you're eligible for our programs or if your organization wants to partner.