The Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation is making an immediate impact on mothers and children in need, including these special initiatives:
Prenatal care access: JB-LF is removing barriers to care by funding a telemedicine pilot program and subsidizing transportation for low-income and uninsured mothers to get to their prenatal appointments. The two-year telemedicine pilot program, which runs through June 2019, seeks to reduce NICU admissions, missed and no-show prenatal appointments, and emergency department visits and hospitalizations (other than delivery) for economically vulnerable OB patients in Virginia Hospital Center’s Outpatient Clinic.
Prenatal monitoring: Through projects like the telemedicine pilot program and the purchase of blood pressure cuffs, JB-LF helps low-income mothers better monitor their pregnancies and manage high-risk conditions such as hypertension and gestational diabetes.
Access to well-child medical care: JB-LF has funded newborn well-child medical care (0-12 months) at Arlington Pediatric Center for hundreds of infants of low-income and uninsured families.
Safe places to sleep: JB-LF is providing new pack-and-plays to families in need so their newborns have a safe place to sleep when discharged from the hospital.
HOW WE DO IT
Many of these initiatives are funded through the Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day, an annual charity event that raises funds for high-quality pre- and post-natal care for low-income expectant women and their babies.