Family Connects is a universal nurse home visiting program that provides nurse intervention and referral to community resources for families with newborns. We believe that all newborns deserve a warm and secure connection to family and community from the start. And we know that these essential connections are often strongest when care for a family’s social, emotional, and physical health are in place. Too often, however, medical providers and community agencies aren’t well aligned, creating gaps and possibly leading to poor health outcomes. We connect families of newborns to trained nurses and community supports during the critical postpartum period. No family should have to navigate this period of tremendous transition alone, and Family Connects International is invested in the healthiest outcomes for newborns and their families. At Family Connects International, we coach our trusted community partners to provide home visiting services and build relationships with local community agencies and providers.
Our mission is to strengthen connections for families with newborns and link them directly to supportive community care resources. Our vision is equitable outcomes for each and every newborn. We are guided by values of equity, collaboration, and integrity.
Support Medical Directors of Family Connects programs at community partners across the country, along with FCI Directors of Nursing and Implementation.
- Co-develop training materials for new medical directors.
- Provide training and ongoing technical assistance for medical directors.
- Co-develop model clinical guidelines, presentations, and white papers that medical directors can use in their work.
Support Family Connects International as we provide expert guidance to community partners.
- Review training materials developed by nurse trainers as needed.
- Co-develop training materials with nurse trainers as needed.
- Analyze best practices and trends, and formulate and implement recommendations to improve the quality and safety of the Family Connects model.
Represent Family Connects as an advocate at conferences, in front of legislators, and in other public venues.
- Identify appropriate opportunities for presentation, especially at medical conferences.
- Make a persuasive case for the role of Family Connects in advancing maternal and infant health.
This role does not include any direct patient care or supervision.
- 8 hours per week (0.2 FTE).
- Flexible schedule.
- Occasional evening hours required to meet with partners in other time zones.
- Current State of North Carolina medical license required.
- Board certified in Family Medicine, or otherwise board certified to care for both newborns and postpartum mothers.