Our maternal and child health clients have experienced positive outcomes relating to mother and infant health all over the world. Learn more about some of our maternal and child health programs and their program measurement below.
Overview: Helping new parents and caregivers to understand early child-development milestones, home-safety, and how to emotionally cope with the needs of a newborn and the responsibilities it brings– and support other household members — is at the core of the Baby’s First program.
Program Goal: WellCare of Nebraska’s Baby’s First program was designed to help improve mother and infant health, reduce the incidence of shaken baby syndrome (SBS), and provide resources for those families in need. The program is offered to all mothers in Nebraska with no cost to enroll. Using the Bx science, this post-partum educational program delivered individualized content and resources based on the person’s social, behavioral, and physical health determinants.
- ED: 64% less emergency room visit costs
- In-Patient: 75% fewer inpatient/readmission costs.
- Total Cost: 60% reduction in total costs.
- Depression and Adverse Events: 21 adverse events avoided Concierge Care bot patient feedback was escalated in real-time to nurse triage; Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) administered throughout the program.
- Satisfaction: 100% of surveyed members reported they would recommend the program to others.
- Nebraska Governor Ricketts declared December 14, 2017, as “Pelican Day” in the state of Nebraska in recognition of the Baby’s First program
Overview: This GoMo Health Prenatal Personal Concierge™ program was launched as a resource for pregnant women who visit Aga Khan’s facilities in Kisumu, Kenya for their prenatal care – a rural location where care is not easily accessible to the entire population it serves. Using Care Messages delivered via text communications and mobile web, the project was designed to serve as a virtual care coordinator to remotely support expecting mothers through all stages of their prenatal care and journey.
Program Goal: Using Bx science and delivering mobile Care Messages™, The Aga Khan Hospital program focused on delivering guidance to pregnant women to better manage their own healthcare and wellness. This focus contributed to the larger objectives of reducing pre-term birth rates, risk of complications, and ED usage, as well as improving mother and infant health, and overall costs of care delivery.
- Preterm Births: 1 of the 167 participants, or less than 1%, had a pre-term birth compared to the 12% national average
- Resiliency: 100% confirmed that the concierge program helped them better manage health and pregnancy
- Satisfaction: 100% would refer the program to a friend
- Activation: 77% want to continue the program postpartum (Based on patient feedback, the postpartum program is launching in 2020)
Overview: In Nebraska, nearly half of the counties on average – mostly rural – have a higher percentage of preterm births than the national average of 8.1%. Many of these rural counties are home to 30% or more soon-to-be mothers who receive inadequate prenatal care, with limited access to prevention and resources which contribute to preterm births.
Program Goal: The pilot study with expectant mothers in their first or second trimester aimed to positively impact these issues within Nebraska’s prenatal patient population.
- Preterm Births: No preterm births of women in program vs. Nebraska state average of 9.6%.
- Costs and ROI: 1859% ROI based on average reduction in costs of $1,079 per person in program vs. not in the program.
- PAM Measures and ePRO: Significant increase in electronic patient-reported outcome measures; especially in confidence level to self-manage health issues as well as to proactively seek resources when needed.