Prenatal care and social services for at-risk pregnant adolescents

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The purpose of this project is to replace traditional high-cost and impersonal hospital-based obstetrical care with a lower-cost, community-based alternative that addresses the special barriers to access for inner-city pregnant teens. This joint program between AD House, Inc., and Saint Michael's Medical Center will reach out into the community with teen peer leaders who identify and enroll other pregnant teens. Prenatal health services and an educational program will be provided on site in a home-like setting designed specifically for the pregnant teenager. Services will include: (1) on-site prenatal obstetrical care; (2) transportation; (3) child care; (4) incentives and stipends; (5) pediatric follow-up care; and (6) educational programs and referrals. St. Michael's will provide: (1) back-up diagnostic testing and management of high-risk pregnancies; (2) deliveries; and (3) newborn and pediatric follow-up. The grantee plans to enroll 50 at-risk pregnant teens per year for 3 years. The expected outcomes include decreased infant mortality and morbidity, fewer repeat pregnancies, decreased child abuse and neglect, and better utilization of existing services.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $248,522.00

Awarded on: 9/16/1992

Time frame: 10/1/1992 - 9/30/1995

Grant Number: 20966


AD House, Inc.

13 Clinton Place
Newark, 07108-1203

Renee McGhee
Project Director