Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB

Pregnant women need early and regular prenatal care to help ensure their babies are born full term and at a healthy weight. Unfortunately, not all women have a support system to help care for themselves, manage stress and receive prenatal care. The Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB regional care coordination system launched in 2007 to combat infant mortality in Lucas County. Since then, low-income pregnant women have been connected to the medical care and social services needed to have full-term, healthy weight babies.

The Pathways HUB system relies on community health workers and other care coordinators employed by multiple clinical and community sites to assist those in need by working with them to develop a care plan and overcome barriers. Pathways HUB staff coordinates and trains community health workers and other care coordinators, as well as tracks intervention results.

The Pathways HUB expanded in 2015 to address diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions in Lucas County through a three-year Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additional expansions have followed elsewhere in northwest Ohio – including to Henry, Huron and Erie counties – and to other vulnerable Lucas County populations, such as low-income women of childbearing age and people with abnormal mammogram results.

To make a referral to the Pathways HUB, please click here for the form. Please click here for the Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB 2017 Annual Report.

Pathways Care Coordination Sites Pathways Funding Partners
Adelante Buckeye Health Plan
Baby University CareSource
Compassion Health Toledo Fostering Healthy Communities (collaboration among
Dental Center of Northwest Ohio    Mercy Health, ProMedica, University of Toledo
East Toledo Family Center    Medical Center)
Erie County Health Department Health Resources & Services Administration
Family House Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services
Henry County Health Department Lucas County Family Council
Huron County Public Health Molina Health
La Posada Family Emergency Shelter Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Mercy Health Ohio Department of Medicaid
Neighborhood Health Association Ohio Department of Transportation
ProMedica Paramount Advantage
Sandusky County EMS Toledo Community Foundation
Toledo/Lucas County CareNet Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Toledo Rotary Club Foundation Fund of the
University Church    Toledo Community Foundation
YWCA of Northwest Ohio United Way of Greater Toledo
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan