Health Promotion & Education
Kent County Infant Health Initiative
The Kent County Infant Health Initiative (KCIHI) Inter-conception (IC) program is an enhanced case management program through the Kent County Health Department to ensure that high-risk women are in optimal health before becoming pregnant again.
What services are provided to women in the program?
- Case management through in-home visits with a community nurse
- Risk screening at enrollment and every three months
- Education on topics that impact inter-conception health
- Referrals for support services
- Assistance in obtaining family planning services
- Dental care
- Healthy Women’s Resource Guide which contains educational information and resources to assist women before, during, and after pregnancy
- Preconception Kits which contains free gifts
- Gift cards for using family planning services
Who is eligible to participate in the program?
Women who live in Kent County and have experienced a poor pregnancy outcome in the past 12 months who aren’t currently pregnant are eligible. Poor pregnancy outcomes are defined as:
- Premature delivery (before 37 weeks gestation)
- Low birth-weight (under 2,500 gm or 5 lbs. 8 oz)
- Infant death
- Fetal demise or stillbirth after 20 weeks gestation (in the fourth month of pregnancy)
Call (616) 632-6941 for more information or to enroll in the program.