Title Empowering Mothers Initiative
AAP Grant ID 1851
Project Year 2011
City & State Oakland, CA
Program Name Healthy Tomorrows
Topic Care Coordination/Case Management
Program Description
Empowering Mothers Initiative aims to implement innovative outreach, education and engagement strategies to increase access to pediatric services for emerging and other vulnerable populations within the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Alameda County. Because of lack of knowledge in navigating the health care system and lack of any support network, these groups are even more underserved by pediatric care than other immigrant populations. The program will empower new mothers in these communities through parenting classes and peer support. Through case management and assistance with eligibility and enrollment in public and community programs, the program will help participants link with a regular pediatrician and receive care in accordance with Bright Futures and CDC guidelines.
The project goals are to: 1) Increase parenting capacity and peer support for first time mothers in select underserved and highest risk populations; 2) Increase access to prenatal and pediatric services for pregnant women and children by building on the intrinsic outreach potential of the parenting classes; and 3) Promote community collaboration among parents, pediatricians and other key stakeholders from the target communities/populations.
AAP District District IX
Institutional Name Asian Health Services
Contact 1 Joan Jeung, MD
Contact 2 Ben Wang
ID 2