A Guided Journey

A healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote healthy families. A Guided Journey focuses on reducing perinatal health disparities in Mecklenburg County.

Organization: Care Ring

Location: 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

Care Ring Contact: Sherresa Falls, M.S., R.N., Director of Maternal Child Health


In 2021, ‘A Guided Journey’ was launched as part of Mecklenburg County’s priority funding to address health disparities. Using the Community Health Worker (CHW) model, the program will ensure women are linked to prenatal and postpartum care, and other supportive services as an effective strategy to improve perinatal health disparities and outcomes in Mecklenburg County.

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Program Overview

‘A Guided Journey’ (AGJ) connects pregnant women and those up to 90 days postpartum with a CHW who can help identify individual needs by: 1) establishing a medical home; 2) connecting families to support services that address social determinants of health (i.e., food assistance, transportation, housing, etc.) and long-term case management; and 3) providing education and support to promote healthy lifestyles and infant health.


  • Must reside in Mecklenburg County
  • Income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline
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Learn how AGJ addresses perinatal health disparities in Mecklenburg County.

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