Improving Health Activities for Children and Families of Guilford County
- The Adopt-A-Mom Program, offered through the Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality, coordinates prenatal care to women who are Medicaid-ineligible, lack private health insurance, and/or funds to pay for this critical healthcare service. Women who don’t have the benefit of prenatal care are three times more likely to deliver a low birth weight baby—the leading cause of infant mortality in Guilford County.
- Bringing a new baby home can be joyful and stressful at the same time. Through the Universal Newborn Home Visiting Program, families of newborns are offered a nurse home visit after the birth of the child. Nurses provide support and help new parents get connected to community resources. The activity is administered through the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services.
- Families with premature infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) need specialized support. NICU and CDSA Family Support, offered through the Family Support Network of Central Carolina, provides a helping hand and education to families with preemies.