A premature infant is a baby born before 37 completed weeks of gestation (more than 3 weeks before the "due date"). A premature infant's organs are not fully developed. The infant needs special care in a nursery until the organs have developed enough to keep the baby alive without medical support. This may take weeks to months. A parent of a premature infant may feel scared, vulnerable and overwhelmed. Carbon County Public Health is here to help!
Children's Special Health (CSH) is a program for Wyoming children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who require something beyond routine and basic care. Wyoming's CSH program is funded through Title V of the Social Security Act and state matching funds in order to do the following:
- provide and promote family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN)
- facilitate the development of community-based systems of services
- support core public health functions such as resource development, capacity building, public information, technical assistance to communities, provider training, and gathering and analyzing data
- build community capacity via training, technical assistance, and financing
- provide direct healthcare services to children and families as a way to fill gaps in services