Jackson County Prenatal Task Force

Contact Information

Website: http://www.allegiancehealth.org
Contact Person: Amy Schultz
Contact Info: amy.schultz@allegiancehealth.org

History

A one-year research project in Jackson County revealed that smoking, drug and alcohol use, depression, domestic violence, and unplanned pregnancies all contributed to infant deaths. Using this data, the Jackson County Prenatal Task Force seeks to prevent poor infant outcomes through improved education and adequate prenatal care for high-risk African American and low-income women in Partnership Park, an area in downtown Kalamazoo with the highest incidence of Infant Mortality.

Organizational Partners

Partners include: Aware, Inc.; Born Free; Center for Family Health; Community Action Agency; Department of Human Services; Allegiance Health, Prevention and Community Health; Health Plan of Michigan; In the Beginning; Jackson County Community Foundation; Jackson County Health Department; Jackson Public Schools; Lifeways; March of Dimes; Planned Parenthood; United Way of Jackson County; & Women First Services.