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. The mission of the Baby LUV/PAT/Healthy Start program is to prevent premature births and infant deaths by providing education and case management to high risk 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.
In 2017, Baby LUV became Baby LUV/PAT (Parents As Teachers). The new evidence based home visiting curriculum focuses on:
- Prenatal care,
- Parent-child interaction,
- Family well being, and
- Developmental-centered parenting.
With the new curriculum, the mom and child are now enrolled in the program until the child reaches 3 years of age. The focus is on milestone development and school readiness. The program serves all ten counties within South Health District.
For more information on infant mortality or Baby LUV/PAT call 229-262-8411. Follow us on Facebook: @lowndesbabyluv.