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From Day One

Published: 01/31/19

The "From Day One Program" is a comprehensive initiative designed to support expectant mothers and their babies, starting from the first trimester of pregnancy. This program is a cornerstone of the Jefferson County Department of Health's commitment to improving birth outcomes and reducing infant and maternal mortality rates.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide education and support to expectant mothers, with a special emphasis on low-resource, low-income, uninsured/underinsured, and minority patient populations. We aim to ensure that every child has a healthy start from day one.

Key Features

  • Personalized Support: The program currently serves approximately 115 active clients, offering more than 4,000 patient contacts. We provide tailored support to meet the unique needs of each family.
  • Education and Resources: We offer quarterly educational webinars on topics such as breastfeeding, domestic violence, and financial literacy, ensuring our clients are well-informed and prepared for parenthood.
  • Health and Safety: The "Count-the-Kicks" program is taught to clients in their third trimester, emphasizing the importance of monitoring fetal movement. Additionally, we host baby safety showers, providing vital information on safety and childhood injury prevention.
  • Community Collaboration: Our program collaborates with various professional community partners, enhancing the support system for our clients and their families.

Achievements

  • Smoking Cessation: We have achieved a 100% smoking cessation rate among our clients, contributing to healthier pregnancies and birth outcomes.
  • Breastfeeding Initiation: An impressive 84% of our clients initiate breastfeeding, providing their babies with essential nutrition and health benefits.
  • Vaccination: Over 90% of babies born to "From Day One" clients stay up to date with their vaccines, ensuring a strong start to their immune health.

Join Us

We invite you to be a part of this transformative program. Whether you're an expectant mother, a healthcare provider, or a community partner, your involvement can make a significant difference in the lives of families in Jefferson County.

Resources

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank:  bundlesdiaperbank.org

Children’s Car Seat Program: 1-800-504-9768.

IMPACT Family Counseling Cribs for Kids Program: (205) 916-0123.

Help Alabama-Alabama Coalition of Healthy Mothers and Children:  www.achmc.com

For more information or to get involved, please contact us at 205-930-1462.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Clinics
(205) 588-5234

Programs
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.
 

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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