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The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Healthier Moms & Babies co-facilitate a quarterly luncheon meeting for anyone in the community interested in providing quality prenatal and infant care services in northeast Indiana. The quarterly meetings focus on strengthening skills and knowledge of prenatal care providers by:

  • providing introductions to others engaged in this work in the community for easier referral and coordination of resources;
  • offering professional education on new trends, research and best practices in prenatal and infant health;
  • sharing updates on local programming and opportunities regarding prenatal & infant services.

For more information on the PIC Network, contact Laura Dwire, Program Manager,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next PIC Network luncheon is on December 7th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, at Dupont Hospital and will cover the following topics:

  • A Review of 2015 Infant Mortality Data
    • Presented by Dr. Sarah GiaQuinta - Director of Allen County Children's Health Improvement Plan
  • Threat of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) in Allen County
    • Presented by Kathy Thornson - HIV/STD Prevention Director of Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) & Their Impact on Pregnancy
    • Presented by Dr. Lora Overton - Private Practice, OB-GYN
  • Local STD and STI Testing for Pregnant Women & Their Partners
    • Presented by Jo Faulkner - Executive Director of A Hope Center
For more information about the luncheon or to RSVP please email Mark Burkholder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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