Originally a Children’s Hospital Program, CAMP provides innovative, evidence-based care for pregnant and parenting adolescents (21 years and younger) and their families.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO. (Oct. 1, 2019) – On September 20th, STRIDE Community Health Center launched the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program (CAMP) at Aurora Health & Wellness Plaza, 10680 Del Mar Pkwy.乐动体育官方网站 Originally a Children’s Hospital Program, CAMP provides innovative, evidence-based care for pregnant and parenting adolescents (21 years and younger) and their families.
“We are thrilled to launch CAMP at STRIDE and to provide young mothers with comprehensive prenatal care that goes beyond their medical needs and tends to the social and emotional needs of this unique population,” said Savita Ginde, MD, MPH, Chief Healthcare Officer of STRIDE. “Through this program, we seek to create a safe and supportive environment to meet the medical, psychosocial, and nutritional needs of each adolescent served.”
The first phase of CAMP’s relocation to STRIDE involves a clinical care team that consists of STRIDE medical providers working in collaboration with current CAMP caseworkers, nutritionists, social workers and psychologists. The goal of the program is to empower and support patients in a time of transition through advocacy, education, clinical care, and research, assisting them in becoming successful parents and productive adults.
As a Community Health Center, STRIDE addresses the need for affordable and accessible medical, behavioral health, and dental care among low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations residing outside the city and county of Denver. In 2018, STRIDE served more than 50,000 patients in Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Park counties.
乐动体育官方网站STRIDE Community Health Center has family practice, pediatrics, and obstetric/women’s health providers, and also offers behavioral health and dental services. Patients have access to health education as well as staff who can coordinate care and help patients to navigate the healthcare system.
“CAMP patients will have access to all of STRIDE’s services, including health education, care coordination and patient navigation. We are even able to provide care to the new moms and their newborns after delivery, all in the same location,” said Dr. Ginde. “Our long-term goal is to not only integrate CAMP into STRIDE as a special program, but to also eventually expand CAMP to a location in Jefferson County.”
ABOUT STRIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
STRIDE Community Health Center (formerly known as MCPN)乐动体育官方网站 is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that has served the Denver metropolitan area since 1989. STRIDE provides community and refugee medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy, and community-based services, including case management, outreach to the homeless, adolescent services, health education, and maternal child health to the more than 50,000 underserved, uninsured and working individuals and families who need health care services the most. STRIDE serves a five-county area and has one of the largest population bases of any Community Health Center in Colorado.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS00217. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements by inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. STRIDE is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). STRIDE is a FTCA Deemed Facility (FTCA).