It takes a village to raise a child: Let’s be theirs

Do you remember having questions as a parent of a newborn? Did you wish you could talk to your nurse just one more time? That’s what you will provide when you give to Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation on Giving Tuesday.

We are partnering with other local organizations to bring Family Connects International to Watauga County, providing short-term nurse home visits to ALL families with newborns, voluntarily and free-of-charge.

What will my donation fund?

Your gift will help Watauga Medical Center provide nurses to visit with families of newborns and supplies. 

 

What are the results?

  • Infants have 50% fewer ED visits and hospital overnight stays in the first year of life
  • Mothers are 28% less likely to report possible clinical anxiety
  • Community connections increased by 15%
  • Home environments were rated higher quality and safer by blinded observers

 

What is included in a home visit?

Typical visit includes:

  • Physical exam for mothers and infants
  • Perinatal mood disorder screening
  • Domestic violence screening
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum care, including scheduling appointments as needed
  • Tobacco cessation referrals
  • Safe sleep and SIDS prevention
  • Parent – child interaction assessment and coaching
  • Assistance with obtaining health insurance coverage, child care, and social services
  • Reinforcement of connection to medical home to reduce unnecessary ED visits

 

Other partners

  • Harmony Center for Women
  • Children’s Council
  • AppHealthCare District Health Department
  • Blue Ridge Pediatrics
  • Stickboy
  • F.A.R.M Café
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Provide in-home care for mothers and infants

 

$5,000 will provide 50 nurse visits for mothers of infants. It takes a village to raise a child. Help be a supportive part of our village by donating to the health and wellness of our mothers and infants. 100% of your donation will benefit the Family Connects program. 

What will my donation fund?

Your gift will help Watauga Medical Center provide nurses to visit with families of newborns, as well as supplies.  Do you remember having questions as a parent of a newborn? Did you with you could talk to your nurse just one more time? That’s what you will provide when you give to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation on Giving Tuesday.

 

What are the results?

  • Infants have 50% fewer ED visits and hospital overnight stays in the first year of life
  • Mothers are 28% less likely to report possible clinical anxiety
  • Community connections increased by 15%
  • Home environments were rated higher quality and safer by blinded observers

 

What is included in a home visit?

Typical visit includes:

  • Physical exam for mothers and infants
  • Perinatal mood disorder screening
  • Domestic violence screening
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum care, including scheduling appointments as needed
  • Tobacco cessation referrals
  • Safe sleep and SIDS prevention
  • Parent – child interaction assessment and coaching
  • Assistance with obtaining health insurance coverage, child care, and social services
  • Reinforcement of connection to medical home to reduce unnecessary ED visits