Women & Children's Health Services
Crozer-Keystone Women’s and Children’s Health Services has been part of the village – the Delaware County community – for more than twenty years. Our work is focused on women and children who are dealing with high risk factors for poor maternal/birth outcomes and infant mortality/morbidity which is caused by: poverty, poor family support, lack of information, poor health literacy and poor access to resources and health care. To do this work, we have established a broad range of partnerships and collaborations who are vital to our mission.
Not business as usual…we are experts at thinking outside the box and being creative.
Our Healthy Start program has been successful in leading the effort to improve the infant mortality and morbidity rate for African Americans in Chester City from a high of 22 infant deaths per 1,000 live births (1995) to 15 infant deaths per 1,000 live births (2011). Healthy Start mothers don’t die during pregnancy or child birth, and the babies are born on time and at a healthy rate.
Community programs for women and children include: