Corona Queens Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative - CoMadres
Leadership: Marci Rosa, Senior Director, Maternal/Child Health Programs; Rachel Schwartz, Program Director, MICHC-CoMadres
Who We Serve: All teens and women of child-bearing age interested in health education, home visits, emotional and social support, and connection to services
Area Served: Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights
Contact Us: 347-571-2792
103-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
The Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative – CoMadres, works to improve maternal infant health outcomes for high-need, low-income women and their families in the communities of Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, Queens. The program aims to help women be as healthy as possible across the reproductive life cycle, before, during and after pregnancy (pre-conception, prenatal and post-partum, inter-conception) using an individual/family and organizational/community approach.
Based on a comprehensive community needs assessment, the project is designed to improve birth outcomes and support women and their families to become healthier by enrolling low-income women and their families in health insurance, engaging them in health care and other supportive community services, improving the delivery of quality, comprehensive women’s reproductive health care and other services, and working to improve the environment through a social-ecological approach to create supports and opportunities for healthy behaviors. MICHC/CoMadres Community Health Workers provide individual and group health education, case management and home-visiting services to pregnant and parenting women.