Alabama 211 Connects
Dialing 2-1-1 connects you to a trained operator 24/7 that has access to a comprehensive database with a multitude of services in your community. 2-1-1 is designed to assist families from all walks of life, but most importantly benefits our most vulnerable populations such as the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income by facilitating access to public services. Dial 2-1-1 or text or call 888-421-1266, or visit the 2-1-1 Connects website.
Alabama Breastfeeding Committee (ABC)
The ABC is a statewide body of health care professionals, educators, state health department representatives, and individuals from communities across the state that have a commitment to helping mothers and infants reach their breastfeeding goals. Learn more at their website.
Alabama Chapter - American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP)
The AL-AAP is the statewide organization of more than 650 pediatricians who serve as the first line of healthcare for children across the state. Their mission is to obtain optimal health and well-being for all children in Alabama, and to provide educational and practice support for its membership so the highest quality of medical care can be achieved. Visit their website for more information.
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV)
The ACADV was organized in 1979 to provide a statewide network of shelters for battered women and their children. The organization also serves as a platform to unite concerned individuals so that they can address and work to end domestic violence. Visit their website to learn more.
The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention provides funding for more than 100 evidence-based community programs across the state to support some of the most vulnerable populations. The programs provide essential services to children and families to prevent child abuse and neglect and are supported by State and Federal dollars. See their website for a complete list of programs supported.
Alabama Perinatal Excellence Collaborative (APEC)
APEC was established to be a resource for obstetric and other healthcare providers throughout the state of Alabama for assistance in improving perinatal outcomes and ultimately the health and welfare of women and infants throughout Alabama.
Alpha Rho Zeta Stork's Nest, Inc.
Stork's Nest is a national project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the March of Dimes. The purpose of Stork's Nest is to increase the number of pregnant women who get prenatal care. They provide prenatal education classes and baby items which can be "purchased" with points earned by keeping prenatal care appointments, attending Stork's Nest prenatal education sessions, and participating in other activities that promote healthy pregnancy behaviors. For more information, visit the Stork's Nest website.
Birmingham Healthy Start Plus
Birmingham Healthy Start Plus is a federally funded program designed to provide Maternal and Child Health supportive services to pregnant women and their children or women of childbearing age who live in the Healthy Start communities. Their purpose is to help increase a mother's chance of having a healthy baby and to encourage involvement of fathers and fathers-to-be in the lives of their babies. For more information about Birmingham Healthy Start Plus call (205) 267-4199.
Gift of Life Family Coaching Program
The Gift of Life Foundation has been in business for almost 30 years, providing excellent care coordination services to low-income women to facilitate healthy pregnancies and to help remove the barriers to positive birth outcomes. Today, the Gift of Life Foundation is providing Family Coaching through the HRSA Healthy Start grant to partner with women and families to identify specific goals focused on developing potential and enhancing health. Family Coaching begins in pregnancy and continues until the client's child reaches age two. For more information, visit their website.
LifeCord Cord Blood Bank
LifeCord is a public nonprofit cord blood bank licensed by the FDA. Donating cord blood is free, painless and it saves lives. More than 80 diseases can be treated with cord blood. Contact (888) 795-2707. For more information visit their website.
March of Dimes - Alabama Chapter
Premature birth is the number one killer of children under the age of five, and 50 percent of those preterm births are for unknown reasons. The March of Dimes works together with local agencies, including the State Perinatal Program, to improve the health of babies and support families if something goes wrong. Through research, community grants, and programs that directly support families, the March of Dimes cares. Check out the March of Dimes website for information about events throughout the state.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Program (PRAMS)
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Program (PRAMS) is a joint research project between state departments of public health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On a personal level, moms can positively influence the success rate for future health pregnancies and deliveries by sharing their experiences with the PRAMS program. All information is kept strictly confidential. Mothers are randomly chosen from reported Alabama births to participate in the PRAMS survey. Mothers who complete and return the survey may choose a gift as a token of our appreciation (diapers, manicure set, insulated cooler, or PRAMS branded onesie). For more information, visit PRAMS or call (334) 206-2923.
Text4baby is a free mobile information service that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them through their pregnancy and the baby's first year. It is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. The State Perinatal Program is pleased to be part of the text4baby partner network, and to promote this effective method of providing reliable health information to the women of Alabama. See our text4baby page or the national website for more information.
Virginia College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Free traditional obstetric ultrasounds for pregnant women 16-28 weeks pregnant. Images may be purchased to keep for a nominal fee. See brochure for more information.
Page last updated: December 31, 2018