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Prenatal Care Coordination

Prenatal Care Coordination

There are two primary CH providers of programming in this health need area: Prenatal Care Coordination (PCC) in Elkhart, Perinatal and Infant Health (PIHP) in SJC.

Both programs have previous experience in achieving positive outcomes with their high-need participant groups. In 2017, for the first time these programs used the same data collection system and re-worded their individual goals to be similar across counties so that comparisons could be made, joint challenges could be identified and addressed, and meaningful approaches could be shared.

Both programs also participated in a focus group targeting this priority need, which increased communication and strategic support for improving health in this area across the region.



The main outcome of the Perinatal Infant Health Project is to reduce infant mortality by following high risk pregnant women through their pregnancy and for one year post partum. Social workers make regular home visits with the expectant mothers, offering education at every visit. PIHP tracks maternal smoking, preterm births, healthy birth weights, breastfeeding start rate and babies living through their first year.