Community outreach project to reduce infant morbidity and mortality

This grant provides support for the integration and expansion of a successful infant mortality reduction program across Temple's entire outpatient obstetrical, gynecological, and family planning clinic populations. The pilot program, the Temple Infant and Parent Support Services Program, suggested that an aggressive outreach and prevention effort can significantly reduce infant morbidity and mortality and can potentially reduce newborn hospital costs. The new Family Center at Temple will reorganize the hospital's pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology services into one center to provide a full range of primary care and preventive services. The Center will also serve as a hub for community outreach, health promotion, and prevention efforts targeting the entire family. Foundation funding will support community-based outreach activities to facilitate access to the Center, and assist in the development and promotion of family-centered health promotion services. An important contribution of RWJF funds will be to lend support to an effort by an urban academic teaching hospital for an innovative program that is more responsive to the serious health problems in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $325,000.00

Awarded on: 9/25/1995

Time frame: 10/1/1995 - 9/30/1998

Grant Number: 24266


Temple University School of Medicine

3500 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, 19140-4106


E. Albert Reece
Project Director