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 […]

Stories beneath the data: postpartum depression

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

THE DATA:
Between 2009-2011, 45.8% of new moms in Hamilton County reported experiencing at least some postpartum depression. [3]

THE STORY BENEATH THE DATA:
Many […]

The holidays, Cradle Cincinnati Connections-style

Cradle Cincinnati Connections is in full-on holiday mode, partnering with local organizations to create Christmas memories for families on Cincinnati’s west side.

     

Last week, the Connections team joined Childhood Food Solutions and an army of volunteers to pack bags of food for local children over the holiday break.

     

Nearly 1,300 bags will be delivered to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breastfeeding and the 3 S’s

August is National Breastfeeding Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week!  This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work!”

What does supporting breastfeeding have to do with Cradle Cincinnati and infant mortality reduction?  Quite a lot, since babies who breastfeed have a 2-4 fold reduction in risk of developing many […]