About Jenné Johns


Once Upon a Preemie

Jenné Johns is the mother of a micro preemie, author, speaker, and advocate. She wrote, “Once Upon a Preemie” which is the only children’s book written for the parents of preemies while they are in the NICU. This bedside companion seeks to motivate, encourage and inspire preemie babies and families until they go home. She was featured in Heart and Soul Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, CBS Philly News Radio, and presented her NICU experience at numerous national conferences. Jenné holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.


Once Upon a Preemie

Once Upon A Preemie is a beautiful new way to look at the life of a preemie baby. It explores the parent and child Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) journey in a unique and uplifting way. 


Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, September 2016 & 2017

National Perinatal Association Conference, May 2017,

National Association of Perinatal Social Workers, Congressional Briefing, June 2017

National Minority Quality Forum, April 2018

NEC Unplugged, June 2018


Perinatal Mental Health (PPD, PTSD, ASD, etc)

Family-Centered Care: Aspects That Were Missing

How to Foster Positive Relationships with NICU Doctors and Nurses

Interaction with a Doctor That Could Have Been Better

Interaction with a Nurse That Could Have Been Better

Life After the NICU: Caring for a Former Preemie – Age 10+

Life After the NICU: Discharge Planning

Underserved Populations and Healthcare Disparity

Improving Communication in the NICU

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