Community Health Workers are improving access to services including prenatal and postpartum care, mental health services, social services, tobacco cessation, substance use disorder treatment and family planning.
Better Starts for All is seeking leaders of community-based organizations and maternal health clinicians working in or serving Southeast Ohio and in the Washington D.C. area.
Mobile health clinics provide healthcare services at designated places in the community, aiming to reach
those who would otherwise not receive healthcare services at a traditional clinic or hospital. Research
shows that mobile health clinic providers often serve at-risk populations and they strive to develop critical
and trusting relationships with patients. Through these trusting relationships, participants are more
likely to adopt healthy behaviors.
Becoming a Mom E-Learning
Becoming a Mom offers pregnant women free education and support through a series of live, online group
sessions. During these interactive groups facilitated by a trained health educator, participants will
learn about important topics related to pregnancy and baby, and be able to ask questions and connect
with other expecting families in the area. The groups, offered in 60-minute online sessions, are available
in English and Spanish. Topics include prenatal care, foods to eat, how to manage stress, things to avoid
during pregnancy, preparing for labor and birth and caring for yourself and your baby after their arrival.