In March 2021 the Southern Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition launched its first direct client services program, sponsored by Anthem Nevada Medicaid. Our “New Mama Care Kits” will assist low-income women by providing them with after birth supplies including pads to manage the flow, hemorrhoid wipes, sanitary wipes to keep stitches clean, hand sanitizer, and undergarments. The kits will also include important information and resources regarding infant safe sleep, immunizations, and postpartum depression.

Sponsors

THANK YOU PLATINUM SPONSOR

ANTHEM MEDICAID

Anthem Medicaid’s sponsorship will kick start the New Mama Care Kits and help create 650 kits for mothers.

THANK YOU GOLD SPONSOR HEALTH PLAN OF NEVADA

With Health Plan of Nevada’s sponsorship, 325 care kits will be distributed in honor of Black Maternal Health Week, April 11 – 17, 2022. As said by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, “The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black Mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.”

The Chair and Vice Chair in Southern Nevada were inspired to create the kits when they became aware of the many postpartum women who needed the products to help them recover from delivery but were unable to afford them.

What is in the kit?

• 14 individually wrapped maxi pads
• 14 individually wrapped moist towelettes (these can be heated in the microwave)
• 1 package of 48 hemorrhoid wipes
• 2 disposable underwear
• 2 purse size hand sanitizers
• Information about ‘What to Expect After Giving Birth’ and ‘How to Care for Stitches’
• Additional materials to recognize signs of post-partum depression and other relevant information for families with young children
• Small gifts for mother
• Distributed in a reusable Anthem tote bag

Our Partner Agencies

Volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers for putting together the New Mama Care Kits!

Donors