During some of the most critical years of child development, prenatally through age three, families spend significant time and resources navigating a fragmented system of care. Some families can get needed resources for their children, while others cannot for a variety of reasons.
The Get Ready Guilford Initiative (GRGI) charts a new vision that will offer all families universal screening to connect them to the right resources at the right time. The goal of the initiative is for families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to get the resources and services they need and when they need them, so every child enters school ready to succeed. GRGI is implementing prenatal and postnatal universal navigation visits with volunteering pregnant women to learn about the process, the screening tools, and integration with pregnancy care managers (OBCM). GRGI has worked with local and state partners to develop a plan to pilot a universal approach to prenatal and postnatal screening.
In Durham, in collaboration with our colleagues in Guilford County, our team at the Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP) and Duke Children’s Primary Care (DCPC) is overseeing a randomized control trial to assess the impact of prenatal and postnatal navigation. This work includes building an understanding of the existing programs and services in the prenatal and postnatal space; implementing and evaluating universal approach, screening for individual needs of families, and referral to community resources; identifying questions or challenges to implementing this process and solutions to these challenges; and developing documentation for consent, data sharing, and follow-up contacts.
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