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Maternal and Infant Health Module Sprout Available on AHEC Learning Portal


A baby looks over the shoulder of an adult as a group of people gather for a meal at an outside table.

In an effort to help improve maternal and infant health outcomes in South Carolina, SC AHEC has developed a new educational module titled Sprout, which serves as a collection of information, tools and resources available in the state to support healthy mothers and babies. The module, created in partnership with the SC Office of Rural Health’s (SCORH) Family Solutions and March of Dimes of SC, can be found on the AHEC Learning Portal at  
Sprout is an expansion from SC AHEC’s routine educational programming, as the module is targeted toward community members instead of health professionals. To make sure information is reaching all members of the public, the program simplifies or defines many terms that are used commonly in healthcare and is written in plain language that non-healthcare professionals can easily understand. 
“The goal is for any resident of South Carolina who is interested in supporting healthy moms and babies in their own community to have access to this module,” said SC AHEC Executive Director Ann Lefebvre. “Sprout is meant to be a tool for community members to learn more about maternal and infant health and find resources in their own state that they may not have known were available.”
Learning topics in Sprout include Maternal & Infant Health in SC; Birth Workers; Before, During & After Pregnancy; Labor & Delivery and Newborn Care. The online, self-paced program is comprised of a collection of statistics, videos and activities to help inform participants on the current trends and challenges of maternal and infant care, especially in rural and underserved communities.
For more information and to register for the free Sprout module, visit To learn more about SC AHEC’s training and education programs, visit the Continuing Professional Development page on the South Carolina AHEC website.


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