Community Health Programs & Outreach

Child Safety Seat Program | Move2Health | Improving Pregnancy Outcome | Baby Care Coordination | Nursing Pre-admission Screenings | Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program | Community Health Worker Program


Child Safety Seat Program

carseat

What
Free car seats available to families who qualify. Parents attend a short class to learn the correct placement and use of the car seat.

For Whom
To apply, applicants must be:

  • Eligible for Medicaid or FAMIS or qualify by income
  • Legal residents of Virginia
  • Women in the last three months of pregnancy or
  • Parent, legal guardian or foster parent

Complete the application below and return to your local health department.

English | Spanish

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson

Links
Virginia Child Safety Seat Program
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/livewell/programs/cps/


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Move2Health

communityactiononobesity

What
The Move2Health coalition aims to encourage healthy eating and active living for residents of the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD).

MissionMove2Health is a collaborative partnership that promotes healthy communities through education, advocacy, and evidence-based programming.

Vision: Healthy communities with equitable access to nutritious foods and diverse opportunities to be active.

Call
Contact: (434) 972-6207

Links
Move2Health
www.move2healthcentralva.org


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Improving Pregnancy Outcome (IPO) Workgroup

ipo

What
Community coalition coordinating efforts to reduce infant mortality/morbidity and associated racial disparities in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

Call
(434) 972-6200
Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pregnancy_gateway/index.html

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Click here to download the resource guide


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Baby Care Coordination

What
Through home visits, public health nurses:

  • Coordinate medical appointments
  • Provide information on prenatal care, the birth process, infant care, parenting and community resources

For Whom

  • Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and children up to two years of age with medical, social or nutritional needs
  • May serve others as needed

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson

Links
Virginia Department of Health BabyCare program
http://www.vahealth.org/babycare/


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Nursing Pre-admission Screenings

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What
Public health nurses perform screenings to determine eligibility for nursing home placement or personal care at home

For Whom
Persons who qualify for Medicaid

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson


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Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program

What
The Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program educates parents and caregivers on the importance of safe sleep in the prevention of SIDS. A limited number of cribs are available by agency referral to high-risk households meeting income guidelines.

For Whom

  • Community organizations requesting SIDS presentations or materials on safe sleep
  • Agencies that wish to provide crib referrals; program training is provided
  • Anyone with questions about safe sleep and preventing SIDS

Fees
None

Call
(434) 972-6200

Links
Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative
https://www.facebook.com/notes.php#!/pages/Cribs-for-Kids-National-Infant-Safe-Sleep-Initiative/121463354533317

Cribs for Kids
http://www.cribsforkids.org/

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
http://www.firstcandle.org

National SUIDS/SIDS Resource Center
http://www.sidsresources.org/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov


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Community Health Worker Program

What
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This FREE 40-hour course trains community members in the role of a Community Health Worker (CHW) and builds outreach skills in trainees within the context of health promotion, disease prevention, and navigation of community resources. CHWs build bridges within the community and link friends, family, and community members to the services they need. Each session of the course focuses on a particular outreach topic and a health topic. Graduates take away a resource notebook, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, and more!

For Whom

This training is open to community members and is provided FREE of charge to interested participants. Please complete the application below and return it to the CHW Program.
This training does not require previous experience. The ideal participate will:

• Have a commitment to their community
• Have a commitment to health for self and others
• Have strong communication, listening, and observation skills
• Have natural leadership qualities
• Be open, trusted, and responsible

When
The CHW training is offered once a year in English and once a year in Spanish. Training dates and locations vary. Please contact the CHW program to learn about the next upcoming training.

Contact
Call the CHW Program: (434) 972-6241.


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