Are you currently expecting? An important component of improving infant mortality is ensuring infants are full-term and providing care and education for premature babies. The resources below can provide you with services, education, and planning tools for your family.
Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition education program which provides supplemental nutritious foods that promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age five.
Summit County Public Health (SCPH) participates in the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC), which enables SCPH to charge only an administration fee of $21 per VFC shot. Children through 18 years of age who are Medicaid-eligible or uninsured/under-insured orAmerican Indian or Alaska Native are eligible to receive VFC. vaccine.
Responsible for identifying and connecting high-priority pregnant women to comprehensive supportive care and other needed services through community outreach. Navigators engage with women and establish short-term relationships at community-based events, in-person meetings, via phone, text, email, and mail. The Navigators facilitate access to services as acting liaisons between health and social services and the community by developing and maintaining a portfolio of resources. This portfolio can consist of: diapers, baby Items, food, clothing, injury prevention & safe sleep, head start or early head start, housing resources , counseling and employment connections.