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 FCI, we coach our trusted community partners to build relationships with local community agencies and providers to meet the needs of families with newborns.
Strengthening connections for families with newborns and linking them directly to supportive community care resources.
Equitable outcomes for each and every newborn.
- Equity: We believe that every family must have fair and just opportunities to achieve optimal health and well-being, and we actively work to establish systems that support this ideal.
- Collaboration: Collaboration is the only way to achieve systems transformation. No single organization can do this work.
- Integrity: We are here to empower families with newborns and problem-solve with communities on how to create comprehensive community care systems for early childhood.
After a 14-year partnership at Duke University, FCI launched as an independent nonprofit in July 2022, enabling it to impact more families and provide community partners with expanded services and higher levels of support to implement the Family Connects Model.