WellCare of Nebraska Baby’s First Program: December 14 Declared as Pelican Day

By |Published On: December 20th, 2017|

WellCare of Nebraska was honored by Nebraska’s Lt. Gov. Foley, who delivered a proclamation from Governor Pete Ricketts declaring Dec. 14 as “Pelican Day” in Nebraska, and urging all new parents to access resources like WellCare’s Baby First program for information to help raise healthy babies.

WellCare of Nebraska’s Baby’s First program was designed by GoMo Health to help improve mother and infant health and provide resources for those families in need. The program was developed using Personal Concierge™, a part of the Concierge Care® suite of solutions. Personal Concierge a virtual care coordinator that offers interactive, personalized guidance to patients and members through their healthcare journey.

Read the proclamation here:


WHEREAS, Thirty-five percent of Nebraska’s babies are born and cared for under the Heritage Health Plan every year; and

WHEREAS, Education and resources are vital to every parent who is welcoming a new child to their home and learning from their baby’s first experiences; and

WHEREAS, The world is technologically advanced, providing new and innovative ways to assist new mothers with accessible information and guidance; and

WHEREAS, History claims that the mother pelican will harm herself to provide sustenance for her babies, exemplifying a strong and protective mother figure who puts her babies first; and

WHEREAS, The Baby’s First Program was developed to support mothers and assist in raising healthy Nebraska families.

NOWTHEREFORE, I Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 14th day of December, 2017 as


In honor of all the babies and mothers in Nebraska, and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due note of the observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this twelfth day of December, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen.

In just one year, the GoMo Health Baby's First Program showed a dramatic reduction in cost of care per member per month for enrolled patients. Download the report today to read how the program is helping rural Medicaid babies in Nebraska.

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