Following Baby Back Home (FBBH) provides home visiting and care management services for families of high-risk infants following their discharge from the Neonatal intensive Care Unit (NICU). FBBH services are designed to address the infant’s growth, social, and emotional development with guidance to sustain appropriate medical follow up and care.

A home visiting team made up of a Registered Nurse (RN) and a social worker closely coordinates with the infant’s primary care provider, specialty physicians, and clinics to assure continuity of care.  Services are provided as long as needed.

The goals of the program are:

  1. To reduce preventable re-hospitalizations
    2. Improve adherence to medical appointments and immunizations
    3. To provide assistance in identifying local resources to meet the service needs of the baby
    4. To build the family’s skills and confidence in providing a safe, nurturing home for their baby

FBBH provides services free of charge in six regions of the state of Arkansas – the River Valley, the Northwest, the Northeast, the Southern, the Central, and the Southwest region of the state.  Program offices are located in Morrilton, Lowell, Pocahontas, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, and Magnolia.

Funding is provided by UAMS ANGELS program in cooperation with Arkansas Medicaid and through the Arkansas Home Visiting Network via federal MIECHV grant.

To learn more about Following Baby Back Home, contact Carmen Irby, Program Director at (501) 526-8732.