2018 Conference - The Birth of a Prenatal Care Program

Christine Furgason; For 25 years, Crossroad Health Center has provided quality care to adult and pediatric patients in under-resourced communities in and around Cincinnati. In 2016, Crossroad recognized the need for quality, wholistic prenatal care, and created a program model designed to impact the high infant mortality rate in their county. This session describes how they assessed the need, and implemented their prenatal care program in partnership with a family medicine residency, a for-profit hospital and a safety-net hospital. There will be a review of resources, and guidelines on negotiating strategic partnerships to insure quality in serving a high-risk underserved population.