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Boston 1 Running header: MATERNAL, INFANT, AND CHILD Raven Boston Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Developing an Intervention Winston- Salem State University May 6, 2013
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2 Introduction According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, preterm birth affects nearly 500,000 babies . Also, preterm birth costs the United State health care system more than 26 billion dollars each year . Maternal, infant, and child health is a significant subject, many individuals are not educated on the importance of a healthy pregnancy. So I ask my myself “how can serve my community, and help my country save money?” Throughout the duration of the paper, I am going how I invented an intervention in Asheville, North Carolina catering to under privileged women that become pregnant. The name of the intervention is Taking Baby Steps to Complete a Major Goal mobile clinic . The objectives surrounding the development of my intervention is to reduce low birth weight babies and increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care beginning in first trimester. In order to orchestrate my plan, I am going to use MAP-IT. “( M obilize, A ssess, P lan, I mplement, T rack) is a framework that can be used to plan and evaluate public health interventions in a community. Both seasoned and new public health professionals can utilize the steps in MAP-IT to create a healthy community. This process involves time, effort, and a series of steps to ‘map out’ the path toward the desired change in a community. Keep in mind that there is no “right” way to follow this approach, and some of the steps will need to be taken multiple times. Using MAP-IT, a step-by-step, structured plan can be developed by a coalition that is tailored to a specific community’s needs”. All babies deserve to develop health and all mothers should be educated on their changing body. As a future healthcare manager, it is important to me to serve my community to the best of my ability. I have witness many people and heard several stories of preterm babies, one story I am going to share involves one of family members, who is apart of the March of Dimes program. With her permission, she said I use the marchforbabies.org and use her short
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Boston 3 Running header: MATERNAL, INFANT, AND CHILD story about my little cousin. “Rheya was born at 24 weeks weighing just 1lb and 4oz. After 5.5 months in the hospital she was finally able to come home without any breathing machines or feeding tube. Today Rheya is a happy five year old, who enjoys kindergarten and tumble class at Bull City Gymnastics. She has blossomed into a bright, smart, happy little girl! March of Dimes is instrumental in helping babies like Rheya survive. Thank you for helping me to help March of Dimes give all babies (Little Rheya′s) a healthy start”. Many babies like Rheya are able to survive and become healthy, but that are also babies, who do not survive at all.
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