The Care Coordination Program is the Central Intake and Triage System for B’More for Healthy Babies Initiatives.
B’More for Healthy Babies collaborative initiative brings together city agencies, health-care institutions, community-based programs, and leaders from multiple sectors including private, nonprofit, academic, and public to tackle the multiple causes of infant mortality. Home visiting models have been proven to improve birth outcomes, increase intervals between pregnancies, support maternal self-sufficiency, and reduce child abuse.
The Central Intake and Triage System links families to in-home health education and social services.
In Baltimore City, home visiting programs use one or more of the following evidence-based models:
- Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) for low-income first-time pregnant women
- Baltimore Healthy Start, the federal model of using paraprofessionals to provide case management, including home visiting
- Healthy Families America (HFA)
- Early Head Start
- The Family Tree
- HOPE, Helping Ourselves through Peer Empowerment
If you are a pregnant/postpartum woman interested in home visiting, learn more about the referral criteria by calling the Care Coordination Program at 410-649-0500, option 2.