Kicking Butts, Cigarette Butts

It’s well known that smoking is bad for you – especially if you’re pregnant. Smoking affects not only a mother’s health, but also the health of her unborn child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maternal smoking is associated with preterm birth and infant low birth weight. Babies born to women […]

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 […]

Read our recent editorial in the Cincinnati Enquirer

For more than 25 years, I have had the privilege of caring for thousands of preterm infants at Cincinnati Children’s. Their will to survive is humbling, and it inspires my commitment to their treatment. Still, too many do not live to see their first birthday. This is why I believe it is imperative that […]

The stories beneath the data: preterm birth

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

THE DATA:
In 2012 and 2013, Hamilton County’s preterm birth rate averaged 17% higher than the national rate.

THE STORY BENEATH THE DATA:
Our […]