Birth to One – Supporting NICU Infants Hospital to Home
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in hospitals serves very sick and fragile infants. All care is provided in one place. When infants are discharged and sent home, parents often feel alone and scared and needing to manage a whole array of new clinicians in their community.
The Birth to One Project was set up to help families connect to and understand how their community partners can help before they leave the hospital and provide virtual parent to parent support in their first year home.
Washington State’s Children with Medical Complexity Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CMC CoINN) is a 4-year award from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services and overseen by Boston University School of Social Work.
- English – Birth to One: Washington State Children with Medical Complexity Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CMC CoIIN) Word version PDF version
- Spanish – Birth to One (Nacimiento Hasta Un Año): Red de Colaborativa Innovación y Mejoramiento Para Niños con Necesidades Médicos Complejos del Estado de Washington (CMC CoIIN) Word version PDF version
Washington State Birth to One Roadmap
- English – Word Template and PDF
- Spanish – Word Template and PDF (Estado de Washington Programa de Nacimienta Hasta Un Año)
Project Overview Presentation
- “Birth to One: Supporting NICU Infants Hospital to Home” PPT Presentation to WA State Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Communication Network, July 1, 2021
- Families with children 0-3 years old, discharging from the NICU, MED, and SURG floors get a discharge packet to help answer common questions.
- Discharge Packet contents
- Primer explaining what early intervention is to hospital staff. This document was created explicitly to expedite infant referral from hospital PRIOR to baby’s discharge:
- Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT or state Birth to Three program) referral form for health care providers:
- List of ESIT qualifying diagnoses
- Medical Home page for families on Family Voices of Washington