2011 Community Grant Recipients
The Nebraska Chapter is pleased to accounce the funding of five grants, totaling $12,000 to support programs promoting preconceptual health and the health of pregant women and their babies. The funded programs are located Wisner, Scottsbluff, and Omaha.
Stork’s Nest in Omaha
This project will provide an increase in incentives to encourage the number of pregnant women who participate in prenatal care and prenatal education. It specifically seeks to serve low-income pregnant women in a geographical area that is home to the state’s largest minority population-45% who have a higher risk of delivering pre-term(before 37 weeks gestation) or low birth weight (under 5.5 pounds) babies
Elkhorn-Logan Valley Public Health Department in Wisner
The primary focus of this project is to increase health education and information/referral services available to women of childbearing age who use alcohol or other drugs. The project will provide informational seminars for pregnant women who wish to change negative behaviors and lead healthy lifestyles.
Regional West Physicians Clinic in Scottsbluff
The project will implement a Centering Pregnancy model of prenatal care at Regional West Physicians Clinic- Women’s Center. With adequate and regular prenatal care, education, social support and patient participation in self-care activities, there will be a reduction in the number of preterm births, low birth-weight babies, and use of the emergency room and/or triage service and an increase in satisfaction of care from patients and providers.
One World Community Health Center Omaha
One World proposes to develop a centering pregnancy model to better serve the increasing number of uninsured and multi-culturally diverse patients that receive prenatal serves in a timely and appropriate manner.