Maternal & Child Health

Child Safety Car Seat Program | Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Crib Program | Improving Pregnancy Outcome (IPO) Workgroup


Child Safety Seat Program

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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
  • Resident of Charlottesville/Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Greene, or Nelson
  • 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.

Application in English | Application in Spanish

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson

Links
Virginia Child Safety Seat Program
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Safe Kids Worldwide


Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Crib Program

car seat

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

For Whom

  • Parent, legal guardian, or foster parent of a child under the age of 6 months.
  • Resident of Charlottesville/Albemarle, Louisa, Greene, Nelson, or Fluvanna.
  • Meet specific income, environmental, infant, and family caretaker risk factors.
  • Apply through a referring agency – no self-referrals accepted.

Fees
None

Call
(434) 972-6200

Links

Safe Sleep Virginia
Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative
Cribs for Kids
First Candle/SIDS Alliance
National SUIDS/SIDS Resource Center
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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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