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Women & Infants Mobile Health

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Mission and Vision

Cal Poly Center for Health Research and the NOOR Foundation are partnering to offer Women and Infants Mobile Health (WIMH). Our mission is to provide prenatal and newborn preventive and medical care to uninsured mothers and infants who lack access to care in the California Central Coast. Our vision is a world where all women and infants have access to high-quality medical care and preventive health services.

Services

  • Preconception health
  • Pregnancy diagnosis and ongoing care
  • Women’s annual health exams
  • Immunizations
  • Preventive health services for weight, eating, lifestyle, and activity
  • Referrals to partners in a network of medical, social, educational, and other community providers

Impacts

Moms

  • Experience fewer pregnancy and delivery complications
  • Connect with community resources Achieve healthier weight, eating, & activity habits

Infants

  • Experience healthier weight at birth and during the first year of life
  • Attend recommended pediatric visits

Other Young Family Members

  • Engage in hands-on learning & active play with Cal Poly Health Ambassadors

Participate in research to improve maternal and child health

  • Factors that influence intrauterine health
  • Technology to bolster self-regulation skills Modifying infant food preferences
  • Reducing distracted feeding
  • Improving maternal activity, sleep, and mood
  • Optimizing mothers’ and infants’ intestinal microbiota
  • Reducing exposure to harmful environmental pollutants

Timeline

The Women and Infants Mobile Health Unit is expected to be delivered to Cal Poly at the beginning of Fall Quarter 2017. Family Health Research health promotion activities and research recruitment will begin in our target communities immediately. We expect to have brought on the Family Practice Residents in Spring Quarter 2018, followed by our partnering OB/GYN Residents during the following summer months.

Students will be involved at each step, supporting the community and the medical Residents' work on the unit. If you are Cal Poly student that is interested in volunteering, please (click here).

Women & Infants Mobile Health Unit Calendar

Location and Hours of Operation

Santa Maria

  • Sundays

    Newlove Neighborhood
    2nd Sunday of each month, 1 - 4 PM
    1619 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    MINAMI Community Center
    4th Sunday of each month, 10 AM - 1 PM (3rd Sunday in December)
    600 W Enos Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93458

  • Mondays

    Atkinson Park
    2nd Monday of each month, 9 - 1:30 PM
    1000 N Railroad Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    Los Adobes de Maria II at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing
    2nd Monday of each month, 2:30 - 6 PM
    1148 W Boone St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    Salvation Army
    4th Monday of each month, 9 - 1 PM (3rd Monday in December)
    200 W Cook St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

  • Wednesdays

    Good Samaritan Shelter
    4th Wednesday of each month, 9 - 1:30 PM (3rd Wednesday in December)
    401 W Morrison Ave C, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    Edwards Community Center 3rd
    4th Wednesday of each month, 3 - 6:30 PM (3rd Wednesday in December)
    809 Panther Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454

  • Thursdays

    Veterans Hall
    3rd Thursday of each month, 6 - 8 PM
    313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Guadalupe

  • Mondays

    Riverview Townhomes at Peoples' Self-Help Housing
    4th Monday of each month, 2:30 - 6 PM (3rd Monday in December)
    230 Calle Cesar E Chavez, Guadalupe, CA 93434

  • Thursdays

    Little House by the Park
    Last Thursday of each month, 10 AM - 1 PM (Thursday 20th in December)
    4681 11th St, Guadalupe, CA 93434

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Santa Maria

  • Domingos

    Barrio Newlove
    2do domingo de cada mes 1 - 4 PM
    1619 S Thornburg St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    Centro Comunitario MINAMI
    4to domingo de cada mes 10 - 1 PM (3er domingo en Diciembre)
    600 W Enos Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93458

  • Lunes

    Parque Atkinson
    2do lunes de cada mes 9 - 1:30 PM
    1000 N Railroad Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    Los Adobes de Maria II at Peoples' Self-Help Housing
    2do lunes de cada mes 2:30 - 6 PM
    1148 W Boone St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

  • Miércoles

    Refugio Good Samaritan
    4to miércoles de cada mes 9--:30 PM (3er miércoles en Diciembre)
    401 W Morrison Ave C, Santa Maria, CA 93458

    Centro Comunitario Edwards
    4to miércoles de cada mes 3--:30 PM (3er miércoles en Diciembre)
    809 Panther Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454

  • Jueves

    Veterans Hall
    3er jueves de cada mes 6 - 8 PM
    313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Guadalupe

  • Lunes

    Riverview Townhomes at Peoples' Self-Help Housing
    4to lunes de cada mes 2:30 - 6 PM (3er lunes en Diciembre)
    230 Calle Cesar E Chavez, Guadalupe, CA 93434

  • Jueves

    Little House by the Park
    Ultimo jueves de cada mes 10 AM - 1 PM (Jueves 20, en Diciembre)
    4681 11th St, Guadalupe, CA 93434

Our partners in care

  • Cal Poly and NOOR
  • Marian Regional Medical Center Family Practice and Ob/Gyn Residency Program
  • Network of nonprofit agencies and community providers

Contact Us

Cal Poly Mobile Health Unit Coordinator
Cristina Macedo
(805) 756 - 5089
ccmacedo@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly Director of Operations
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
(805) 756 - 2087
sphelan@calpoly.edu

NOOR Executive Director
Abe Lincoln
(805) 439 - 1797
alincoln@slonoorfoundation.org

Medical Director
Pamela Parker, MD
paparker@calpoly.edu

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