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Southeast Georgia Communities Project

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Fiscal Year 2004

Southeast Georgia Communities Project
300 S. State Street
Lyons, GA 30436
Phone: (912) 526-0089
Fax: (912) 526-0089
Title: Bright Horizons (Horizontes Brillantes)
Project Period: 9/30/04 - 9/29/07
Project Director: Andrea Cruz
Target Population: Hispanic/Latino: Prenatal, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults
Health Issues: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health

Bright Horizons seeks to improve maternal and child health access for the Latino population in a five-county area of southeast Georgia. The program's goal is to assure that pregnant women and families receive comprehensive outreach and education services and have access to appropriate supportive services within the community. Bright Horizons works with the Southeast Health Unit's Perinatal Case Management program to provide medical interpretation for women and their children at OB/GYN and pediatrician offices and during home visits to high risk women. The program provides pregnant women enrolled in the program and their families, referrals to, and assistance in accessing support services. The program also provides targeted health education around maternal and child health topics. Topics are geared to the life situations of women and are provided in homes, labor camps, physician offices, and other areas convenient to the target population. Participants are followed throughout their pregnancies and individualized educational objectives are developed. A guide to support services in Toombs County has been developed and translated into Spanish. Pregnant women assisted through the program are enrolled in Emergency Medicaid and eligible infants and children are enrolled in Medicaid or Peach Care for Kids. Child abuse and neglect training is held for target families, and staff ensures that health and human services agencies are aware of the program. Cultural competency training with a focus on maternal/child health providers, is offered on a yearly basis to area providers. Public Service Announcements are aired each Sunday regarding services, including eligibility criteria and assistance with enrollment.

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