Local Health System Action Plan

Baby and mothers handsLocal Health System Action Plan

Caring for 2 has developed a Local Health System Action Plan (LHSAP).  This plan is being implemented with committed partners and is focused on achieving the following results:

  • Increased prenatal care access, capacity and utilization;
  • Reduced infant sleep-related deaths and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome);
  • Increased screening and appropriate treatment for Maternal Depression;
  • Improved access to Interconception Care Services through implementation of an Ohio Medicaid Family Planning Waiver;
  • Elimination of racial inequities that contribute to Infant Mortality;
  • A Life-course perspective is integrated into Caring for 2 initiatives. 

The work of the LHSAP is accomplished through the community partnerships and ongoing work groups that have formed to achieve these results. This includes:

  • Prenatal care capacity roundtables
  • Infant Safe Sleep & SIDS Risk Reduction Task Force
  • Maternal Depression Task Force
  • Preconception Health Collaborative
  • Family Planning Waiver Committee
  • Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality Action Learning Collaborative

Helping through every step of pregnancy...and beyond!

Resources

Building Prenatal Care Capacity: A Community Report

Maternal Depression Provider Directory 

Perinatal Mood Disorder poster 

Prenatal Care poster

Infant Safe Sleep Grandparent brochure 

Infant Safe Sleep billboard 

Links

National Healthy Start Association

The Life Course Initiative

Preconception Health (March of Dimes)

When the Bough Breaks part of the Unnatural Causes series...is inequality making us sick? When the Bough Breaks examines disparities in infant mortality and explores how racism gets "under the skin" and affects pregnancies.

First Candle for current information on Stillbirth, SIDS or other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID)

Family planning waivers - State Medicaid Coverage of Family Planning Services: Summary of State Survey Findings, 2009 

AAP Infant Safe Sleep Recommendations, October 2011 for updated recommendations to reduce SIDS and other infant sleep-related deaths from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP.)