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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update from WIN Network: Detroit

 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update from WIN Network: Detroit

 

Attention Stakeholders and Supporters,

 

The Coronavirus 2019 pandemic is impacting many aspects of our lives, including our WIN Network: Detroit programming. We are working hard to continue to support our mothers and families and fight infant mortality during these uncertain times, and we will comply with Governor Whitmer’s State of Emergency restrictions and Henry Ford Health System COVID-19 policy.

 

Immediate changes due to COVID-19

  • In-person group prenatal care sessions have been suspended until May 1, 2020.
  • Group prenatal care participants will be scheduled for individual visits with their Certified Nurse Midwife while group sessions are suspended so that their care is not interrupted.
  • Community Health Workers have stopped conducting in-person one-on-one visits with participants when at all possible. Phone visits will be used instead.
  • To slow the spread of COVID-19, WIN Network: Detroit staff, including all CHWs, are working remotely and continuity of pay is being maintained during these uncertain times.
  • Resources and information about COVID-19 are posted and updated regularly at https://www.winnetworkdetroit.org/resources/resource/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-resources-for-families/

 

Next steps

  • We are working to hold virtual meet-ups between CHWs and their group prenatal care participants to maintain the educational and social benefit of group prenatal care during this time.
  • Henry Ford Women’s Health clinic staff are working diligently to ensure group prenatal care moms are seen for traditional prenatal visits through the end of the suspension.
  • CHWs will distribute educational materials to participants electronically.
  • WIN Network: Detroit will continue to meet its reporting deadlines set by funders.

 

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and following the advice of Henry Ford Health System, the World Health Organization, state and local health authorities, and the Centers for Disease Control.

WIN Network: Detroit understands that this is a difficult time for everyone, especially the mothers and families we serve who may be facing additional barriers to employment, childcare, access to food, and more. We appreciate your support of our efforts to continue helping moms, babies, and families thrive through this challenging crisis.

 

Sincerely,

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS

Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity

Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer

Henry Ford Health System

 

 

For questions please contact your Community Health Worker or Keisha Adams at 313-874-4581 or kadams14@hfhs.org

 

 

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