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Child Safety Seat Program | Community Action on Obesity | Improving Pregnancy Outcome | Baby Care Coordination | Pre-Nursing Home Placement or Personal Care Screenings | Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program

Child Safety Seat Program

Child Safety Seat Program

What
Free car seats available to families who qualify. Parents attend a short class to learn the correct placement and use of the car seat.

For Whom
To apply, applicants must be:

  • Eligible for Medicaid or FAMIS or qualify by income
  • Legal residents of Virginia
  • Women in the last three months of pregnancy or
  • Parent, legal guardian or foster parent

Complete the application below and return to your local health department.

English | Español

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson

Links
Virginia Child Safety Seat Program
http://www.vahealth.org/injury/safetyseat/


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Community Action on Obesity

Kids Running

What
Community coalition to foster physical activity and healthy eating for people of all ages.

Call
Contact: (434) 972-6200

Links
Community Action on Obesity and Move2Health
www.move2healthcentralva.org

Virginia Department of Health, CHAMPION
http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/Champion/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Obesity and Overweight
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html


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Improving Pregnancy Outcome (IPO) Workgroup

Woman with Baby

What
Community coalition coordinating efforts to reduce infant mortality/morbidity and associated racial disparities in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

Call
(434) 972-6200

Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pregnancy_gateway/index.html

Pregnancy and Parenting Resources
Click here to download the resource guide


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Baby Care Coordination

What
Through home visits, public health nurses:

  • Coordinate medical appointments
  • Provide information on prenatal care, the birth process, infant care, parenting and community resources

For Whom

  • Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and children up to two years of age with medical, social or nutritional needs
  • May serve others as needed

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson

Links
Virginia Department of Health BabyCare program
http://www.vahealth.org/babycare/


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Pre-Nursing Home or Personal Care Screenings

meter What
Public health nurses perform screenings to determine eligibility for nursing home placement or personal care at home

For Whom
Persons who qualify for Medicaid

Fees
None

Call
Charlottesville/Albemarle
Fluvanna
Greene
Louisa
Nelson


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Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program

What
The Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program educates parents and caregivers on the importance of safe sleep in the prevention of SIDS. A limited number of cribs are available by agency referral to high-risk households meeting income guidelines. 

For Whom

  • Community organizations requesting SIDS presentations or materials on safe sleep
  • Agencies that wish to provide crib referrals; program training is provided
  • Anyone with questions about safe sleep and preventing SIDS

Fees
None 

Call
(434) 972-6200 

Links
Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative
https://www.facebook.com/notes.php#!/pages/Cribs-for-Kids-National-Infant-Safe-Sleep-Initiative/121463354533317

Cribs for Kids
http://www.cribsforkids.org/

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
http://www.firstcandle.org 

National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
http://www.sidscenter.org/ 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/cribsafe.html


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Last Updated: 08-15-2013

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