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The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program

January 19, 2009

Below is a video introducing the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program of the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt, for which I’m a board member. Through the program, community women around the Southeast make supportive home visits with at-risk or low-resource women who are pregnant, and continue to visit them for a time after their babies are born.

If you’ve seen recent news from a study of home visitation reducing risk of babies being born with a low birth weight, MIHOW operates in a very similar fashion to the program described.

Because I’m a board member, I’m not going to let this post go by without telling you that you can make a donation to MIHOW to support this work. You might assume that a group housed at Vanderbilt University has access to all of the funds it needs, but that is simply not the case. Please consider donating online through Giving Matters.

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