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Healthy African American pregnancies

Parents and families are joining forces with health care navigators to ensure the best start for their babies. The Integrated care for high risk pregnancies (ICHRP) initiative connects pregnant African-American women with personal care navigators, mom-focused get-togethers and resources to help them through their pregnancies so they deliver healthy infants. Care navigators are knowledgeable about the unique experiences of African-American women and the high rates of low birth-weight babies born in this community.

Paraprofessionals and primary care providers in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties are invited to participate and lend their support.


U.S. born African-Americans, who are eligible for Medical Assistance in the Twin Cities (Ramsey and Hennepin Counties excluding Edina, Bloomington and Richfield) are eligible for this initiative.

Ramsey County 

Pregnant African American women can get help in Ramsey County by contacting the D.I.V.A. (Dynamic Involved Valued African American) Moms Program

Care Navigator
Shauntae Thompson
651-202-1116 (cell)

Project Manager
Diane Banigo, CNM
651-793-2272 (office) 

Hennepin County 

Pregnant African-American women can get help in Hennepin County by contacting:

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center Inc.
Project Manager
Kimberly A. Spates, Chief Operations Officer

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