NICU CONSORTIUM PARTNERSHIP
The NICU Consortium Partnership brings together families, healthcare providers, family advocates, and community members, to support infants and their families transitioning from the NICU to their home and community. The mission of the NICU Consortium Partnership is “promoting a coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for families transitioning home from the NICU.” We do this through education in best practices as well as community and systems building.
Participation in the NICU Consortium Partnership is open to all. We especially invite families, health care and mental health providers, early intervention providers, service coordinators, and family advocates who work with families of babies who have been in the NICU or who need special care.
NICU CONSORTIUM MEETINGS DURING THE YEAR
NICU Consortium Education Webinars – are quarterly educational programs by local and national speakers. These programs provide opportunities for learning about the needs of premature, medically complex and babies and their families, as well as opportunities for networking with others who share the common goal of supporting families transition home from the NICU through a “warm handoff” to essential and knowledgeable community resources and supports. These education webinars are held on the last Wednesday of January, April, July, and October from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Announcements are sent out to all members and those who have attended the NICU Consortium Partnership Meetings previously.
2023 NICU Consortium Education Webinars
Caring for the Caregivers: building resilience and self compassion for NICU providers and families
Transitioning home from the NICU: Comprehensive guidelines and best practices
We’re home from the NICU, now what? Management of medical equipment post-NICU discharge
When you know better, you do better: Addressing ethnic and racial disparities in the NICU
Join us for an upcoming NICU Consortium Partnership Webinar
We invite you to become a NICU Consortium Partnership Member. As an annual member, you will be supporting the NICU Consortium Partnership and our efforts to create a community of support for infants and their families transitioning from the NICU to their home and community. Our mission is to bring together families, healthcare providers, family advocates, and others to promote a coordinated discharge and follow-up system for infants and their families transitioning home from the NICU.
NICU Consortium Partnership Community Meetings -These community forums build community, connections, and networking opportunities, while highlighting organizations and programs providing services available to NICU families and providers. These meetings are typically scheduled in March, June and September.
- 4 Educational Webinars (see 2023 topic line-up above)
- 3 Partnership Community Meetings
NICU Consortium Leadership Council
|Evelin Gomez||Community Liaison|
|Emily Fawaz||HUGS Committee Chair|
|Petora Spratt||Education Committee Officer|
|Renee Charlifue-Smith||JFK Partners|
|Jennifer Harrison||Smooth Way Home|
|Kristin Frank||Adams County NICU team|
|Shana Lanzetta||DEI Representative|
|Barb Deloian||Formerly SKSC|
|John Holmberg||NICU parent and Psychologist|
|Sahra Cahoon||Love for Lily|