Spreading love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is next week – what better time to let moms know that they are loved, supported and appreciated? You can help us spread the love this holiday by writing a letter (or a few!) of encouragement to a new mom. These letters will be hand-delivered to women at their next prenatal appointment.

Your letters can be […]

Creating an environment of love: Northside Health Center’s transformation

Over the course of several months, Cradle Cincinnati partners came together to make Northside Health Center a sanctuary for families that need quality care. Northside Health Center, one of eight health centers run by the Cincinnati Health Department, provides health services to low-income families in Cincinnati. With this transformation, we wanted to create a more […]

A community’s approach to smoking cessation

Smoking during pregnancy is the most modifiable risk factor for preterm birth. However, more than one in ten women report smoking during pregnancy in Hamilton County. And in some neighborhoods – such as North Fairmount – more than one in three pregnant women are smokers.

Quitting smoking is difficult and extremely hard to do alone […]

The impact of two tiny lives

Karen Lapthorn’s second pregnancy came with surprises (“You’re having twins!”), concern (“You need to see a specialist”), and fear (“Things are not going well”). Just 28 weeks into the pregnancy, she and her husband Kelly welcomed two tiny baby boys. Nathan arrived at just under three pounds and Charlie at a pound and a […]

Cincinnati: It’s time to help families quit smoking

Now is the time to double down on supporting pregnant women on their journey to quit smoking

Cincinnati, we need to get serious about eliminating smoking during pregnancy. This is not a new problem. And, tackling any addiction is a tough battle to fight. But, put simply, tobacco use during pregnancy is the most modifiable […]

Celebrating our 2017 “Champions for Change” award winners

Every September, we celebrate local champions dedicated to making Hamilton County healthier and safer for moms, dads and babies. Here are our 2017 “Champions for Change” winners:

(Pictured left to right: Eva Miller, Lisa Holloway, John Besl, Martha Walter, Dr. Andrea Hamel, Maggie Deremo, Jeff Gaylor, Ryan Adcock, Ella Thomas, Commissioner Chris Monzel, Commissioner Todd […]

How you can support families this September

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and we want to challenge you to make Cincy a better, healthier place for families. Below are some simple (and easy) ideas to show moms, dads and babies we care. You can see what we’re doing here.

Write a Letter of Love. Women in our most vulnerable neighborhoods tell us […]

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

This September, we’re doubling down on efforts to improve maternal/infant health in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month. From neighborhood microgrants to a health center makeover, we’ve got a lot going on.

What will you do? Tell us how you’re celebrating moms, babies and families by emailing us at info@cradlecincinnati.org.

Neighborhood-Based Microgrants with Cradle Cincinnati Connections, […]

A summer of listening

It’s hard to believe that Cradle Cincinnati is nearly five years old. We’ve been positively overjoyed with the number of partners, community members, and families that have joined us in our mission of making Cincinnati healthy for all babies. Together, our community has made remarkable strides in supporting new families, promoting safe sleep, amplifying […]

2017 Champions for Change Nominations are Open

One thing is true of Cincinnati: we care about babies. Over the past year, we’ve seen champions throughout our city rally around our moms and babies in ways we could have only dreamed. Churches are sharing health messaging from the pulpit. Community  groups are taking strides to improve the health of their neighbors and neighborhoods. Community health workers are […]