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Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation awards NFMMC Collaborative Care grant


Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation has awarded a $146,938 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support a care initiative for young women.
Called "Collaborative Care at Work," the multi-disciplinary program will be based at the OB/GYN Center of Niagara on Memorial's downtown campus.
"Fully one half of the pregnant women we see at the OB/GYN Center are between the ages of 13 and 26. Thanks to The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation's dedication to improving the lives of young people, women in that age group will be the primary benefactors of this new care model. We are extremely grateful for the foundation's support," Memorial Chief Operating Officer Sheila K. Kee said.
"Collaborative Care at Work" will address the physical, mental health, addiction treatment needs and social determinants of health for the women who receive care at the center using a four-step approach:
  • Fully integrating behavioral health with women's health services.
  • Coordinating that care with a wide range of community-based services.
  • Establishing seamless referral and communication linkages between the OB/GYN Center and Northpointe Council, a prominent provider of person-centered prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services to those affected by substance use disorders.
  • Connecting (or reconnecting) young women who give birth at Memorial to needed treatment and support services.
"This comprehensive approach will be implemented by the center's existing providers with onsite support from a licensed behavioral health therapist, a pharmacist, a nutritionist and a designated licensed professional from Northpointe Council," Kee said. "Consolidating the team's services in one location will produce better health outcomes for both new moms and their babies by removing the barriers to care and community-based supports."

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