Carolyn Nelson-Becker, EdD, CNM
OB/GYN General Outreach
Last year there were 1,308 premature babies born at UTMB. After significant care, these babies transition home but the stresses experienced in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can have lasting effects on the infant and its family. This initiative seeks to train Community Health Workers and integrate them into UTMB’s Regional Maternal and Child Health Program. By focusing on educating family members on how to care for these fragile babies at home, the Community Health Worker will serve as a bridge between the hospital and home.