Guilford Coalition on Infant Mortality

Source: Fox 8 WGHP – January 13, 2017

The Adopt-A-Mom Program, sponsored by the Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality, coordinates prenatal care for pregnant women who are not eligible for Medicaid, do not have private insurance to cover the cost of care, and cannot afford to pay out-of-pocket for care. As a 2016 grant recipient, the Adopt-A-Mom program provided prenatal care and wrap around services to women in High Point through two care providers and other community agencies.

Since 2015, over 120 women have been served as a result of the Adopt-A-Mom program. Through monthly outreach there was a six percent increase in moms participating in the program from the 27260 area code in High Point.

As of December 31, 2016:

  • 97% of High Point Adopt-A-Mom program babies weighed at least 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds).
  • 100% of High Point Adopt-A-Mom families identified a pediatrician/medical home for their newborn baby.
  • 100% of High Point Adopt-A-Mom families with identified risks/needs via the psycho-social screening tool were referred and/or connected to resources by a case manager.

For more information on the Adopt-A-Mom Program, click here.

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