Case managers help prepare women for a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth, healthy baby, and a healthy life.
MACA provides a specialized case management program designed for women who need extra support during their pregnancies for managing HIV. We are in process of expanding our program for congenital syphilis prevention.
Coordinated services funded primarily by the Illinois Department of Public Health ensure our moms get the help and support they need to ensure a healthy birth and receive postpartum care for disease-specific interventions.
The Ryan White-funded Northeastern Illinois HIV/AIDS Case Management Cooperative and the Illinois 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline link HIV-positive mothers and their infants to our safety net of services.
Enhanced case management is tailored to individual and family needs. With bilingual/bicultural services available, we facilitate access to both crisis and ongoing needs. Services may include assistance with:
Getting the best possible medical care
- Development of a birth plan
- Adherence support for prenatal and medical visits
- Escort to clinic appointments
- Prenatal classes
- Immediate support for women with a preliminary positive rapid HIV test at labor and delivery
- Link to specialty pediatric care
Meeting basic needs
- Identifying additional medical and social service needs
- Helping clients apply for benefits, child care, health insurance, etc.
- Assisting with transportation, food vouchers, housing, WIC
- Links to support groups, mental health, individual and family counseling
Ending the epidemic
- Primary and secondary HIV prevention planning
- Medication adherence support
- Linkage to testing of partners and other children