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 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 Pathways HUB’s Five-Year Report, which chronicles the care coordination system’s journey to improve birth outcomes and reduce African American infant mortality.

Pathways Care Coordination Agencies 2020 Pathways Funding Partners
Adelante Bowling Green State University
Baby University Buckeye Health Plan
Compassion Health Toledo CareSource
East Toledo Family Center Fostering Healthy Communities (collaboration among
Erie County Health Department    Mercy Health, ProMedica, University of Toledo
Henry County Health Department    Medical Center)
La Posada Family Emergency Shelter Greater Toledo Community Foundation
Mercy Health Health Resources & Services Administration
ProMedica Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services
Toledo/Lucas County CareNet Molina Healthcare
University Church Ohio Commission on Minority Health
YWCA of Northwest Ohio Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Paramount Advantage
Principle Family Action Fund
Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
United Way of Greater Toledo
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan