Prenatal & Infant Care Network

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Healthier Moms & Babies co-facilitate a quarterly webinar 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.

Previous Prenatal & Infant Care Network Luncheon:

Helping parents experiencing grief? Local grief resources

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Parts of Allen County continue to have higher infant mortality rates than in most other areas of Indiana and the rest of the country. Each loss is a tragedy. On December 7, 2023, the Prenatal & Infant Care Network hosted a free luncheon for local care providers serving families struggling with the unexpected loss of their babies. A panel of local professionals shared their own experiences with loss and offered some excellent local resources that can assist in the healing process.

Speakers included Britte Nihart RN, Allen County’s Infant Mortality Review Team Coordinator; Cori McKenzie MSW, Parkview’s Maternal Child Health Bereavement Coordinator; Glenis Sundberg LMFT, Healthier Moms and Babies’ Maternal Mental Health Director; Rev. Brian Spahr Associate Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, and Amelia Clark DrPH, University of Saint Francis Center for Integrated Public Health Education and Research.

Collectively, they shared their personal stories and professional experiences addressing the unique needs of families experiencing the loss of a child. They provided insight into some compassionate and exceptional local medical, mental health, and spiritual resources to help grieving families.

Additional Prenatal & Infant Care Resources

View videos and materials from previous luncheons:
PIC Network Newsletters

Get email updates about luncheons, and other educational opportunities:

Community Health Resource Directories

Order directories of quality, local, free and low-cost prenatal and infant health resources:

PIC Network Steering Committee: