The Healthy Homes, Healthy Children Working Group is making sure all babies in our region are born healthy and stay healthy. The group wants every child and family to have access to important resources such as prenatal care, newborn home visitation programs and well-child medical screenings.
- Operationalize infant safe sleep efforts where families learn to put their babies safely to sleep to help keep them healthy. Click here to learn about Sleeptight Hampton Roads.
- Promote pregnant mothers and their young children’s health through home visiting (Download the PDF to learn more about the 757 Perinatal Maternal Child Support: Home Visiting Agencies), oral health education and the utilization of the Nutrition Program for Woman, Infant and Child (WIC).
- Create a regional Pathway through Pregnancy guide to help mothers deliver healthy babies. Mother/Baby Hospital Pamphlet
- Implement a developmental screening initiative (ASQ-SE) in partnership with United Way SHR, to coordinate, align and improve screenings in the region.
It is my hope that the Minus 9 to 5 initiative will implore service providers, systems staff and citizens to embrace an approach that shares resources and time to create solutions that empower the people each project is designed to impact. It is the only way to BE the change we want to see.