When health and art collide: Price Hill Health Center’s makeover

We’re excited to unveil the newly transformed and re-dedicated Price Hill Health Center, which provides prenatal care and WIC services to moms in Price Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. More than 100 volunteers and 16 local businesses all contributed to this six month long makeover designed to encourage moms to get more prenatal care. Projects included 7 […]

2015 Champions for Change Awards

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 hosting moms groups and sharing health messaging from the pulpit. Community  groups are taking strides to improve the health of their neighbors and […]

Cincy moms are ‘Happy to Wait’

Anyone and everyone can play a part in reducing our county’s infant mortality rate. A handful of dedicated students from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program, led by professor Ryan Mulligan, are getting to use their knowledge and skills to do just that.  In collaboration with Cradle Cincinnati’s newest […]

Teaming up to celebrate Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re partnering with local businesses to celebrate moms-to-be. Throughout this week, we delivered care packages – with donated flowers, baby books, letters from community members, and more – to patients at five Cincinnati Health Department prenatal clinics. This is an extension of our Letters of Love initiative, in which community […]

Safe sleep mini-grants available

Mini-grants for safe sleep outreach are available from our friends at SID Network of Ohio. These grants are perfect for neighborhood and community groups looking to reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Funds should be used for educational initiatives in the state of Ohio that […]

Saving babies with our phones

How can you save a baby with your phone? Just ask a member of the First Ladies Health Initiative, a unique gathering of community-minded women in Cincinnati. Led by First Lady of Cincinnati Dena Cranley and First Lady Barbara Lynch of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, First Ladies from 25 local churches joined together last […]

Partnership is the key to reducing infant deaths

For years, one of the reasons for our elevated infant mortality rate in Hamilton County has been far too many babies dying from sleep-related causes. This most frequently looks like an adult falling asleep next to an infant and rolling over on the baby. Since 2007, it has happened an average of 16 times […]

Local cost of preterm birth exceeds $400 million

Today we announced the results of an economic impact study on the local cost of preterm birth. With a total impact of over $400 million each year, costs include:

$93.6 million in initial hospital costs.
$13.1 million in additional K-12 educational costs.
$294.8 million in “lost” income for Hamilton County residents.

“We’ve long known that the medical costs of […]

Cincinnati Children’s opens new smoking cessation support clinic

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently opened their new smoking cessation clinic, led by Dr. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens, an emergency department physician. Individual counseling sessions and comprehensive quit plans will be available to assist anyone ready to take the next step in living a smoke-free life.

Our annual report shows that smoking at any point during […]

Announcing our 2014 “Champions for Change” winners

We are delighted to announce our first ever “Champions for Change” winners – individuals who are partnering to help lower our community’s infant mortality rate. This diverse group – which includes a pastor, a pediatrician, a nurse practitioner, an epidemiologist, and a community health worker – demonstrates the fact that everyone can play a role […]