Sister Love is a Infant mortality reduction program for African-American women who are currently pregnant. Focus is on improving birth outcomes among minority women, reducing minority infant morbidity and mortality, and supporting families and communities. Program maintains and serves a caseload of 40 unduplicated minority women and their children prenatally and up to two years. The program participants must be pregnant at enrollment or enrolled during the 60 day postpartum period.
Program Activities include care coordination services provided under the following program components:
Breastfeeding initiation and maintenance ( Provide breastfeeding education and conduct assessment on the program participants’ plan to breastfeed and provide education during pregnancy to support their plans)
Depression Screening ( Screen participants for depression using the self-administered Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
Folic Acid/Multivitamins consumption ( Provide education and support to ensure that participants are consuming a multivitamin and conduct monthly assessments to ensure that participants are taking folic acid/prenatal vitamins daily)
Healthy weight and Physical activity ( Provide education on the recommended healthy weight gain range based on the participants pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), along with education and support on nutrition and physical activity during pregnancy)
Infant Safe Sleep Practices ( Provide education to participants, fathers/partners and family members on current infant safe sleep practices to help them prepare a safe environment before baby is born)
Prenatal Care ( Conduct monthly assessments to ensure that participants are receiving early and continuous prenatal care and provide participants with referrals to prenatal care providers when they are not receiving prenatal care at enrollment)
Reproductive Life Planning ( Conduct reproductive life plan assessments with participants and provide education during pregnancy to support their plans and education on the risk of short interpregnancy intervals repeat pregnancies sooner than 18 months.
Tobacco Use/Smoking cessation and Eliminating Secondhand Smoke Exposure (Provide education and support to participants who are smoking or using other tobacco products using the 5A’s ( Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange) brief evidence-based intervention that can help participants quit using tobacco)
Well-Child Visit ( Conduct monthly assessment to ensure that well-child care visit are being received)
Program activities also include the provision of community outreach and education, group educational sessions and home visiting.
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