Baby LUV (Lowndes Unique Victories) was created in 2008 as an intervention to reduce Infant Mortality rates within the Lowndes County community with the help of a grant from the Georgia Chapter of March of Dimes. With the success of Baby LUV, the program is now funded by the Department of Public Health’s Maternal Child Health Department, and by Healthcare Georgia Foundation. The mission of the Baby LUV program is to prevent premature births and infant deaths by providing education and intensive home case management to high risk African American pregnant women. Women and infants that are participants of the program will be linked to local programs such as WIC, Children First, Immunizations, and other community resources.
Services provided under the Baby LUV program:
- Care coordination to identify and prevent problems during pregnancy
- Education on topics related to maternal and infant care
- Home visitation during and after birth
- Transportation vouchers available as deemed appropriate according to needs
- Link to community resources
For more information on infant mortality or Baby LUV contact the Lowndes County Health Department at (229) 333-5257.