Alta Receives Grant to Support Health Outreach to Pregnant Women in Mahoning County
The Western Reserve Health Foundation has awarded a $61,000 grant to Alta Care Group that will address infant mortality and other issues relating to pre-natal care.
The grant will help support two Community Health Workers and their supervisor, as well as related costs for the two-year period of a Care Coordination grant the Mahoning County District Board of Health previously awarded to Alta Care Group.
The program provides Care Coordination Services and expands the footprint of the Mahoning County Pathways HUB. The goal is to reduce infant mortality, low birth weight and premature birth. Program staff work with women to connect them to community resources and remove barriers to care.
The Pathways Community HUB model of care coordination is an evidence-based and community-wide approach that effectively addresses risk factors, improves health and reduces costs, while ensuring that those at greatest risk within a community are identified and their medical, behavioral health, educational and social risk factors are addressed.
The Western Reserve Health Foundation is part of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, which is operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes that effectively assist and promote the well-being of residents of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. Information about the Foundation can be found at www.cfmv.org.
PHOTO: Community Health Workers show baby supplies donated by Making Kids Count in support of Alta’s Infant Mortality Program.