Count the Kicks is grateful for community partners like Amerigroup Iowa, who helps us to educate and empower expectant parents in our home state about the importance of counting their baby’s kicks daily in the third trimester. Together we share a similar vision to improve the lives of the people we serve, and by working together with social service agencies, hospital systems, and local and state public health agencies, our organizations hope to educate and empower more than 35,000 expectant Iowa women each year and save more babies from preventable stillbirth.
We are grateful to Amerigroup for their financial investment in our work, but their commitment to our mission goes beyond financial sponsorship. Through their team of case managers who work directly with expectant parents, they are collaboratively providing the education and resources pregnant patients need to assess and take action if they notice a change in their baby’s movements.
“Amerigroup is a game changer when it comes to improving the health of moms and babies in Iowa and in our community,” said Emily Price, Healthy Birth Day, Inc. Executive Director.
Watch this video to learn more about our partnership with Amerigroup and the direct impact of the work they do every day as the Amerigroup team gets a chance to meet two of the babies who were saved using the Count the Kicks campaign.
“Amerigroup Iowa is grateful to partner with Count the Kicks to provide real-time resources and solutions for expectant moms and families through educational and innovative programming,” said Jeffrey Jones, president, Amerigroup Iowa. “This public health campaign will aid at-risk pregnant women and enhance their overall experience enabling them to take control of their health and feel empowered to discuss these vital details with their healthcare provider. Amerigroup Iowa remains committed to our community partners across the state who play a critical role in the care of our members and the communities they serve.”
Amerigroup Iowa, an Anthem Company, helps improve health care access and quality for approximately 400,000 Iowa residents who participate in the state’s Medicaid programs. Amerigroup serves Iowans by developing and delivering innovative care management programs and services. Amerigroup Iowa members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. It provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care.