New survey: 1 in 4 Hamilton County residents don’t know that babies sleep safest on their backs

In the 1990’s, the federal government formally changed the recommendation for infant sleep from stomach sleeping to back sleeping with a national  “Back to Sleep” campaign. With that change, sleep-related infant deaths quickly fell by more than half in the US. But, a recent survey conducted by Cradle Cincinnati and the UC Institute for […]

Commission on Infant Morality Releases Its Report

It’s shocking that nearly 1,000 Ohio babies die each year before their first birthday – a rate higher than many developing countries. That’s why the Ohio General Assembly created the Commission on Infant Mortality, whose report, recommendations, and data inventory were released last week following a six month public inquiry into this epidemic. I was […]

Hamilton County Infant Mortality Rate Stubbornly High, But Slowly Improving

Our county lost 99 babies before their first birthday in 2015. This means that our provisional 2015 infant mortality rate continues a multi-year trend of slowly improving, but stubbornly high rates. Since 2011, 9.3 Hamilton County babies have died for every 1,000 born. These recent years represent historic lows for Hamilton County with more than […]

What do Cincinnatians know about infant mortality?

At the end of 2015, Cradle Cincinnati partnered with the University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research to conduct a random digital dial phone survey of Hamilton County. Our goal was to assess Hamilton County’s knowledge of infant mortality with a specific focus on our three concentration areas: infant safe sleep, maternal smoking cessation, […]

Spreading cheer to mothers and children near

The holidays are a mix of joy and stress for everyone. From buying the perfect gifts, planning parties, and baking cookies, it seems like there is never a minute to spare. Now, imagine how difficult the holidays would be if you did not have the financial stability to provide for your family. Sadly, this […]

The Jones Family

At 20 weeks, 6 days we learned that our little boy would be born with medical issues. The doctors told us the outcome for our child would be grim, but we remained faithful that he would be born perfectly fine. And even if he was born with issues, we knew that we would love […]

Raising awareness on #WorldPrematurityDay

Did you know that November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17th is World Prematurity Day? Until recently, premature birth, which affects 15 million babies worldwide, was not recognized as a significant public health priority by international health agencies, governments or donor organizations.  The March of Dimes and their global program partners have been […]

The stories beneath the data: teen moms

At Cradle Cincinnati, improving data around pregnancy is absolutely central to our work. This is the fifth in a series of posts about how data can help drive healthy change for Hamilton County.

THE DATA:
The average age of the moms in our community who lost a baby in 2013 was 26 years old*.

THE STORY BENEATH […]

2015 Champions for Change: Veree Russell

Every year, Cradle Cincinnati presents its Champions of Change awards to individuals in the community who are fighting for the health of our moms and babies. On September 23rd, Cradle Cincinnati Co-Chair and County Commissioner, Todd Portune, presented our 2015 Champions of Change awards to six diverse Cincinnatians. Our 2015 Champion for Better Care was Veree […]

2015 Champions for Change: Hollin Funk

Every year, Cradle Cincinnati presents its Champions of Change awards to individuals in the community who are fighting for the health of our moms and babies. On September 23rd, Cradle Cincinnati Co-Chair and County Commissioner Todd Portune presented our 2015 Champions of Change awards to six diverse Cincinnatians. Our 2015 Champion of Knowledge winner is Hollin Funk, RN, […]