infant mortality

Infant mortality
4:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

New effort to make sure infants sleep safely

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cradle Cincinnati is announcing a couple new partnerships in an effort to prevent sleep-related infant deaths.  It is called the “Cribs for Kids” program.  

One of those involves the United Way's 211 line.  It connects people with community resources.  

Hamilton County Commissioner and Cradle Cincinnati co-chairman Todd Portune said it will help get baby cribs to parents who need them.

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Public Health
10:55 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Children's Hospital gets $3.5 million to battle infant mortality

Credit USAID

Children's Hospital will use a five-year, $3.5 million grant in its bid to reduce Cincinnati's high infant mortality rate.

The money is part of a Health Start grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will be used to create a neighborhood-based team that will find women in need of medical services and then connect them to those services. Follow up care with home visits and social service agencies will also be included.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Childbirth Options

While still a small percentage of total U.S. births, more families are choosing to have babies at home instead of in a hospital.

NOTE: This show originally aired May 6, 2014

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Mon August 4, 2014

StartStrong is a local effort to reduce Hamilton County's infant mortality rate

 

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Public Health
12:48 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Cradle Cincinnati gets bigger budget & new partners

On its first birthday, Cradle Cincinnati is announcing a major increase to its budget. The group which aims to reduce infant mortality is seeing its budget go from $250,000 to almost $1.3 million.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune calls the change a good start.

"Now that's not where we need to be because this issue requires a broad, community-wide effort," says Portune. "It's going to take more from all of us and beyond the medical community but we will get there because success is the only word that we will accept."

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