SHHP | Perinatal Case Management
Currently located in all regions of Louisiana, our perinatal case managers connect pregnant persons diagnosed with syphilis to medical services and community-based resources, and provide care coordination to promote adequate, timely syphilis treatment and reduce the risk of re-infection during pregnancy to prevent future cases of congenital syphilis.
What is Congenital Syphilis?
A case of congenital syphilis (CS) occurs when an infant is exposed to inadequately treated syphilis in utero or during delivery.
This may result in stillbirth, death of the newborn, or significant future health and developmental problems.
Congenital syphilis is completely preventable through early detection of maternal syphilis and treatment that begins at least 30 days before delivery.
Current treatment guidelines are below:
All regions/parishes of Louisiana
Outreach and Community Engagement
Our perinatal case managers meet with patients one on one and offer sexual and reproductive education. This also allows them to identify and address any resource needs, especially those that may affect a current pregnancy. This also allows them to identify and address any resource needs, especially those that may affect a current pregnancy. This includes linking patients to services such as prenatal care, WIC and the Nurse Family Partnership. Our perinatal case managers connect with their clients at least once per month and follow them to delivery. Through their efforts, our perinatal case managers have strengthened outreach efforts related to PrEP and HIV, along with relationships with local providers and community-based agencies.