IDA MAE PATTERSON CENTER FOR MATERNAL AND INFANT WELLNESS
The Ida Mae Patterson Center for Maternal & Infant Wellness is founded on the tenets of the Village Circle Approach™. The center offers Community-Embedded Group Prenatal Care, designed to support, protect and provide community-based clinical care to African-American childbearing persons, families, and others.
PRENATAL CARE AT THE CENTER
Care Participants — enrolled pregnant clients— will receive care in supportive cohorts of their peers that focus on perinatal education, informed consent, community nurturance and support, all in a culturally validating environment.
The Village Circle Approach™ aims to eliminate the damaging consequences of racism in prenatal care currently demonstrated within standard medical models of care. The model focuses on clinical excellence, client autonomy, and group determination all in an environment of cultural validation and celebration.
Interested prenatal clients can contact clinic staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-541-3718
Care will be provided by multidisciplinary staff of:
Community Life & Wellness Coordinator
Ida Mae Center Virtual Orientation
Care participants that have recently been signed up for services through the Ida Mae Patterson Center are required to go through orientation before attending their appointments. Orientations are held virutally on the first Friday of every month on Zoom 5–6pm.