Three groups are working to share ICHRP knowledge and services with families, the African American community, paraprofessionals, and primary care providers.

Ramsey County

Pregnant African American Women can receive help in Ramsey County from the Ramsey County Perinatal Care Collaborative by contacting their D.I.V.A. Moms Program. D.I.V.A. (means Dynamic Involved Valued African American Moms). The program, for U.S. born African Americans, provides access to a culturally-focused personal care navigator and community resources to help guide families through the health care system during pregnancy. The program hosts performing arts, speakers, documentaries, and other activities.  Interested moms in Ramsey County can contact:

Ramsey County Perinatal Care Collaborative
Shauntae Thompson, Care Navigator
651-202-1116 (cell)
Diane Banigo, CNM, Project Manager
651-793-2272 (office) 

Hennepin County

Similar services are available to moms in Hennepin County.  Please contact:

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
Kimberly A. Spates, Chief Operations Officer & Project Manager
Tee McClenty, CPPM, Project Manager
651-263-0562 (cell) 

Ramsey or Hennepin Counties

Service providers, paraprofessionals and others in either Ramsey or Hennepin Counties that are interested in culturally-focused ways of working with pregnant African American women and their families can contact:

African American Babies Coalition and Projects
Wilder Center For Communities
Sameerah Bilal-Roby, Project Manager