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 […]

May is Preeclampsia Month

Pregnancy is among the most important times to make smart choices to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. That starts by making regular visits to your doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

It is critical that expectant moms be seen by their health practitioners on a regular basis.  […]

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 […]

Mother of four quits smoking: her success story

Is quitting smoking a New Year’s Resolution for you or another mom you know? If so, we bring you Ashley, a mother of four, who has quit smoking and remained smoke free for 79* days. We hope her story will serve as inspiration for any mom on the journey towards a smoke free life.

For Ashley, […]

The stories beneath the data: pregnancy spacing

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

THE DATA:
A Cradle Cincinnati analysis of 2007-2012 data for Hamilton County shows that:

A pregnancy conceived less than 12 months after a previous […]

The stories beneath the data: home visitation programs

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

THE DATA:
In 2013, fewer than 21% of Hamilton County pregnant women on Medicaid were reached with the kinds of social support that […]

Our bow diva, Ellie Brown by Andrea and Pete Brown

Merry Christmas 2011, The Brown Family is expecting! Wow, we were so excited. Noah was going to be a big brother; he would tell everyone with a big ol’ smile on his face. My husband and I could not have been more excited to complete our family with magical number four. Right before Easter […]

The stories beneath the data: early intervention

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

THE DATA:
76% of the babies that died in 2013 were born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation).

THE STORY BENEATH THE DATA:
For an […]

The day in the life of a community health worker by Lauren Bostick

The day in the life of a community health worker starts out a lot like any other working person’s day. There’s paperwork, answering emails, drinking coffee (or in my case, green tea) and office small talk.  It can be easy for someone to get caught up in the 9-5 routine, but it’s always during […]

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