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  Erie, Henry, Ottawa, and Wood counties – and to other vulnerable Lucas County populations, such as low-income women of childbearing age.

To make a referral to the Pathways HUB, please click here for the form. Please click here for the 2021 Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB Annual Report.

The Pathways HUB’s Keystone Fund was created in 2021 by an anonymous $15,000 challenge gift that was matched. The fund provides up to $1,000 each to clients who have financial barriers to securing stable housing, helping them pay for deposits and other expenses that are often out of reach. To donate to the Keystone Fund or make a contribution for other supportive services for Pathways HUB clients, please click here.


Pathways Care Coordination Agencies 2022 Pathways Funding Partners
Baby University Bowling Green State University
Compassion Health Toledo Buckeye Health Plan
East Toledo Family Center CareSource
Erie County Health Department Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Family and Children First Council Cradle Cincinnati Learning Cohort
Henry County Health Department Fostering Healthy Communities (collaboration among
La Posada Family Emergency Shelter     Mercy Health, ProMedica, University of Toledo
Magruder Hospital     Medical Center)
Mercy Health Greater Toledo Community Foundation
ProMedica Health Impact Ohio
Toledo/Lucas County CareNet Health Resources & Services Administration
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services
University Church Molina Healthcare
Wood County Hospital 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 Plan
United Way of Greater Toledo
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan