INFORMATION ABOUT MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH ISSUES:
- March of Dimes
Information about preconception, pregnancy, and infant care. MOD is a national organization that strives to improve infants’ health by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
- March of Dimes (Spanish site)
Information in Spanish about preconception, pregnancy, and infant care. MOD is a national organization that strives to improve infants’ health by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
- Hispanic Perinatal Helpline
Call for a referral to local prenatal care services that provide care in English and Spanish or for culturally appropriate prenatal care information in English and Spanish.Telephone: (800) 504-7081 (English or Spanish)
A website in Spanish for pregnant women with easy-to-read medical information, and other interesting articles and tidbits.
- The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
Many links in Spanish on health topics including maternal and child health, mental health, child health, children with disabilities, etc.
Information in Spanish on diabetes, medicines during pregnancy, breastfeeding, mental health, and many more topics
- Health Information: Pregnancy.
Fact sheets in Spanish on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and serious pregnancy and fetal conditions, presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Maternal and Infant Health.
- La Leche League in Spanish
Information in Spanish on breastfeeding.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
Information in English and Spanish about sexual and reproductive health. Topics include sexuality education, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and pregnancy.
Telephone: (800) 230-7526
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | folic acid
- CDC ordering form
Information in Spanish on folic acid
Free incentive items and links to resources
- SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Lots of good informational resources available by calling
Telephone: (803) 898-3803
RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY LIAISONS:
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health/Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
Provides referrals to local health professionals and information in English and Spanish on a wide range of health topics.
Telephone: (866) 783-2645 (SU-FAMILIA) (English or Spanish)
- Care Line
Assistance and support is provided to callers in gaining access to family planning services, prenatal care, infant and child health care, care for children with special health care needs, and other related services in South Carolina.
Help finding medications for people who can’t afford them.
- Migrant Clinicians Network
The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 by clinicians working in migrant health. With over 5,000 constituents, the organization is a force for justice in healthcare for the mobile poor. Under their resources page, select the “patient education” tab for educational resources.
- SCDHEC WIC Program
- SCDHEC Family Planning Program
- Information on Food Stamps program
- Postpartum Progress
A link to a Spanish-language article on perinatal depression and other disorders, authored by PASOs staff on the most widely-read blog in the U.S. on depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum.
- Acercamiento Hispano (South Carolina Hispanic Outreach)
- South Carolina Family Connections
- Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 2007. About postpartum depression, rev. ed./Acerca de la depresion postparto. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This brochure for new mothers is written in English and Spanish, and it provides an overview of postpartum depression.
- Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care. 2008. Planning for pregnancy: Women with depression, rev. ed./Planificación del embarazo: Mujeres con depresión. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care. This fact sheet is written in English and Spanish. Iit is intended to help women with depression plan for pregnancy.
- South Carolina Hispanic Outreach (Acercamiento Hispano)
The oldest Latino community based organization in South Carolina. Their mission is to preserve the dignity, promote the well being and improve the quality of life of the Hispanic Latino community of South Carolina.
- South Carolina Family Connections
The mission of Family Connection of South Carolina is to strengthen families of children with special needs through parent support.
- Baby Net
South Carolina’s interagency system of early intervention services for families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays or conditions associated with developmental delays.
- The South Carolina Parenting Opportunity Program [PDF]
- South Carolina Healthy Connections (Medicaid)
Information about the Medicaid program.
- South Carolina Healthy Connections Choices (Medicaid)
Information about the different Medicaid providers and how to choose one.
- National Latino Behavioral Health Association
- First Candle/SIDS Alliance
Provides a nationwide 24-hour toll-free hotline in English and Spanish on ways to help infants survive and thrive and for bereavement support. For expectant and new parents, parents who have experienced the death of an infant, and professionals working with families.
Telephone: (800) 221-7437
- National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.
- National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
Alianza Latina Nacional para Erradicar la Violencia Doméstica (Alianza)
Offers reports and brochures in Spanish about domestic violence affecting Latino communities. Alianza represents a national network of Latina and Latino advocates, service providers, researchers, community activists, and survivors of domestic violence.
- The University of South Carolina Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies
- SCDHEC Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2008 [PDF]
- Pew Hispanic Center