Maternal and Infant Mortality
EverThrive Illinois believes all moms and infants in our state should have positive health outcomes that are not determined or impacted by their race or ethnicity. Additionally, every family, regardless of insurance status, deserves high-quality health care. To make this a reality, we support several current initiatives:
Chicago Collaborative for Maternal Health (CCMH)
Led by EverThrive IL and Alliance Chicago, a research network, CCMH combats the maternal mortality and morbidity crisis in Chicago by building awareness in communities and government, fostering collaboration among health and social service providers and driving quality of care in ambulatory care settings.
Family Connects Chicago Community Alignment Board
Family Connects Chicago is an in-home nurse service available to local families with newborns. The service is simple: a registered nurse visits your home around three weeks after birth to check on mom, baby and the whole family. There is no additional cost to families and anyone with a newborn can participate, including foster and adoptive parents. Nurses provide a comprehensive spectrum of in-home support, guidance and connections to resources.
EverThrive IL leads a community alignment board for Family Connects Chicago on the southside of Chicago that works to ensure that families are connected to existing community services, programs, and support. We engage a group of social service agencies and health care providers to share information about identified family needs, any changes to the resources available to families, and problem solve to meet the needs of families or fill the gaps in services that might be identified.
Campaign to Save Our Mothers and Babies (CSOMB)
CSOMB is a grassroots network of organizations and individuals who utilize a collective impact approach for its mission: to address persistent racial disparities in infant and maternal health outcomes throughout Illinois. It seeks to coordinate communications and events to advocate for equitable budgets and legislation, quality maternal and infant health programming, and high-quality community education and outreach.
Healthy Choices, Healthy Futures Toolkit
EverThrive Illinois partnered with the Illinois Department of Public Health and others to create an informational resource for health care providers of women during Preconception, Prenatal, Postpartum, and Interconception Care. This online Healthy Choices, Healthy Futures Toolkit features an educational matrix of resources, social marketing materials, post-partum transition strategies, brochures and other printables.
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