Fact: Many pregnant women do not have access to prenatal health care, social support and proper nutrition during pregnancy, resulting in babies born with low birth weight.
The Healthy Babies Network is about making sure babies have a healthy start in life. The HBN is made up of service providers and community-based organizations across Calgary. Member agencies share a common goal of optimizing maternal and infant health. The role of the HBN is to provide information and support among member agencies to ensure quality pre- and post-natal care for women who may face barriers to healthy pregnancies.
The role of Catholic Family Service (CFS) is two-fold:
- Serve as a coordinating body for the Healthy Babies Network.
- Registered Dietitians provide clinical assessment, referral and consultations to member agencies and their clients. This function is provided one-on-one, in groups, and through workshops.
Who is eligible for services provided by the Healthy Babies Network?
Pregnant and parenting women with children up to the age of 12 months who are at risk of having a low birth weight baby including immigrant women, Aboriginal women, adolescent women and women who have had a previous low birth weight baby.
For more information about the Healthy Babies Network, call Marie Weingartshofer at 403-205 8551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Babies Network Service Providers
Alberta Health Services:
- Addiction and Mental Health – Enhanced Services for Women
- Well Child Services
- Best Beginning
- Elbow River Healing Lodge Prenatal Clinic
- Postpartum Community Services
Awo-Taan Family Wellness Centre Parent Link
BowWest Community Resource Centre
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre – Refugee Health Program
Calgary Catholic School District – Kara Life Program
Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre
Calgary Regional Home Visitation Collaborative (Healthy Families):
- Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
- Children’s Cottage
- Closer to Home
- Pathways Community Services Association
Carya – Prime Time Program
Catholic Family Service:
- Louise Dean Centre
- Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth
CUPS Women’s Health Clinic
- 52nd Street Hub
- Pride Parent Link NW Hub
- Shaganappi Village
Heart of the North East Family Centre and Parent Link
Hull Services – Patch
Immigrant Services Calgary – Healthy Start Program at Mosaic and Genesis sites
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association PCAP program
Native Network Parent Link Centre
North Central Family Support Program
South West Communities Resource Centre
West Central Resource Centre
YWCA Parent Link
About the Louise Dean Centre
The Louise Dean Centre is a partnership between Catholic Family Service, Calgary Board of Education and Alberta Health Services. Louise Dean Centre provides pregnant and parenting teens, their children and families with educational and health care support, as well as helping them deal with the emotional and social needs that come with pregnancy and parenting.
Louise Dean Centre
120 – 23 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2P1
Louise Dean Centre Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 4:30PM