9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
One Mom’s Story of Community Health Workers’ Critical Role in Her Support and Intervention
The Women Inspired Neighborhood Network (WIN) is built around community health workers’ intervention and relationship- building with expectant mothers and their babies before and after birth. WIN is specifically tackling infant mortality—and finding much success with every WIN mom seeing their babies thrive after the first year. It is also seeing the potential bene-fits for health care providers by preventing costly care of babies arriving prematurely or dying in their first year of life.
For India Baker, WIN was the only support she had when she was pregnant last year with her first child. That support continues this year with her second child. Baker will share what the WIN relationship has meant to her.
Her life-changing community health workers, Felicia Lane and Linda Reyes, will touch on their roles and the value they bring to health systems and communities. As fellow mothers and experts on community resources, they are positioned to reach moms like India where they are and show them the way to health care and to thriving as mothers and members of their communities.