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Woman & Infant 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).
 

Location and Hours of Operation 

Santa Maria:
  • Sundays
    • Newlove Neighborhood 1st Sunday of each month 1 - 4 p.m.
    • MINAMI Community Center 3rd Sunday of each month 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Mondays
    • Los Adobres de Maria II 2nd Monday of each month 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 
    • Good Samaritan Shelter 1st Wednesday of each month 1 - 4 p.m. 
    • Edwards Community Center 3rd Wednesday of each month 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • Atkinson Park 4th Wednesday of each month 1 - 4 p.m. 
  • Thursday 
    • Veterans Hall 3rd or 4th Thursday of each month 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Salvation Army - Pending

Guadalupe:

  • Mondays
    • Riverview Townhomes 1st and 4th Monday of each month 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays
    • Little House by the Park 2nd Wednesday of the month 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays
    • Little House by the Park Last Thursday of each month 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
 

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
 
Cal Poly Director of Operations
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
(805) 756-2087
 
NOOR Executive Director
Abe Lincoln
(805) 439-1797
 
Medical Director 
Pamela Parker, MD

 


 

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