Community Navigation

We provide prenatal and postnatal support for all Guilford county residents. Getting connected to resources, information, and support services can help you and your child thrive.

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What is Community Navigation?

Fully trained and experienced Community Navigators are paired with medical offices to support and address the social needs of every prenatal or postnatal patient and their children. Community Navigation is a free and universal service provided to all prenatal and postnatal families living in Guilford County.

How Can I Participate?

To join, first you will complete this form and be connected to a Community Navigator. Then, you will complete a brief screening and consent process at your medical office at no cost. Services are then integrated seamlessly into your individual practice flow.

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Prenatal Support

Our Community Navigators connect you with individualized information, local classes and groups, and support services to help address the social needs of you and your family. We’re here for you every step of the journey.

We provide:

  • Prenatal nutrition and breast/chest-feeding information
  • Parenting education and support
  • Childcare resources, baby supplies, food assistance, etc.
  • Supports to help with the “baby blues”
  • Services to help with your infant’s healthy development

Postnatal Support

A Community Navigator will meet with you at your child’s 12 month, 24 month, and 36 month well-child visits to ensure your family is set up for success in achieving healthy developmental milestones. As necessary, connections will be made to our community partner programs to ensure all your needs are being met. A Community Navigator will continue to follow up with your family in the following weeks and, if needed, can provide additional resources and referrals.

“We are so grateful to have someone to actually call and check in, treating us like people and not just another number. Community Navigation makes the world of difference!”

 – OB/GYN Patient & Family

Information for Providers

After receiving a grant from The Duke Endowment and Blue Meridian Partners, Ready for School, Ready for Life has partnered The Children’s Home Society of NC to implement the Community Navigation program across Guilford County at no cost to the provider or their patients. Fully trained Community Navigators are assigned to the practice after a quick and efficient onboarding is completed. A full-time Community Alignment team provides Community Navigators with the most current resources, waitlists, and additional information to ensure quality referrals.

Community Navigation was designed with families and local, state, and national experts using evidence-based approaches. Community Navigation saves practitioners time in the long-term by supporting and addressing families’ non-medical, social, and resource needs.

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