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Mobile Health

 

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 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
 
 
 

 

Tentative 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).
 
 

Locations and Hours of Operation: 

The Cal Poly Women and Infants Mobile Health Unit will visit two locations in both Guadalupe and Santa Maria on an alternating-week basis. This means that the same site will be serviced one day during either the 1st and 3rd week of the month or the 2nd and 4th week of the month. Operating hours will begin in the early afternoon and end around 8pm to accommodate varying workday schedules. Specific locations, days and times will be announced in September of 2017.
 
 
 

our partners in care

  • California Polytechnic State University & Center for Health Research
  • Santa Maria Women’s Health
  • Marian Regional Medical Center & French Hospital
  • Network of nonprofit agencies and community providers

 

contact us

Program Coordinator
Shelby Bachelder
(805) 756-5089
slbachel@calpoly.edu
 
Cal Poly Director of Operations
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
(805) 756-2087
sphelan@calpoly.edu
 
Santa Maria Women's Health
Elaine Yin, MD
(805) 384-7101
elaine.yin@dignityhealth.org

 


 

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