President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

Growing Healthy Families in Galveston through Continuing Education for Community Health Workers

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.

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