Maternal Child Health
In our continuing goal of improving community health, UMMC offers support programs for parents and children.
- The Breathmobile is a custom-built pediatric asthma and allergy clinic that travels to almost two dozen schools, providing ongoing asthma and allergy care. On board the Breathmobile, you'll find an asthma team that includes a pediatric allergist or pulmonologist, a pediatric nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and a driver.
- The University of Maryland Children's Hospital is the lead agency for the Baltimore Safe Kids Coalition, whose purpose is to prevent unintentional childhood injuries in Baltimore City. In partnering with Baltimore-area fire and police departments, the Maryland Poison Center and area health departments, we strive to make safety a top priority for our patients. Safe Kids Baltimore is the local chapter of Safe Kids Worldwide. To learn more about Safe Kids Baltimore, contact Karen Hardingham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Moms Breastfeeding Group meets on Thursdays from 12-1 pm at the Family Medicine Office on 29 S. Paca St. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and our support group.
- The Stork's Nest is a perinatal education and incentive program that promotes healthy pregnancies for minority, low-income, and other at-risk women served by the University of Maryland Medical Center in partnership with the March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. The program aims to decrease the number of babies born prematurely, decrease the number of low birth weight babies born, decrease infant deaths by promoting safe sleep practices and car seat safety, and increase breastfeeding rates.