PROGRAM GOALS: to eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health status of Ohio women throughout a life course approach by:
- Ensuring socio-emotional health needs of women are met
- Decreasing smoking
- Addressing social determinants of health
- Implementing the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (OEI) and providing safety services
PROGRAM FOCUS: Development and implementation of work place wellness programs and polices regarding Women's Preconception Health within the community. The target population is small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM EDUCATION:
- Smoking Cessation Information
- Physical Activity Recommendations
- Hypertension Education
- Diabetes Education
- Obesity Prevention
- Nutrition Recommendations
- Stress Reduction Education
- Importance of Folic Acid
Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) is proud to announce its partnership with Cribs for Kids, a National Infant Safe-Sleep Initiative to promote infant safe sleep practices for all new parents in Monroe County. Thousands of sudden, unexpected infant deaths occur each year. Research indicates the vast majority are accidental and are due to babies sleeping in unsafe sleeping environments with nearly three-fourths attributed to bed sharing. MCHD wants to teach parents and caregivers that the safest way for a baby to sleep is alone on his or her back in a bare, safety-approved crib. In addition to educational tools, in some areas qualifying families will receive Cribette portable cribs if they cannot otherwise afford safe-sleeping environments for their infants. This compact design of the Cribette portable crib is easy to transport and effortlessly converts from a full-size bassinet to a safe sleep space for infants up to 30 pounds and 35 inches or one year of age.
Cribs for Kids is a national infant safe-sleep education program that helps to reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes in unsafe sleeping environments. Since 1998, Cribs for Kids has been making an impact on reducing the rate of infant sleep related deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep and providing portable cribs to families who otherwise cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids currently has more than 1700+ partners throughout the United States implementing infant safe-sleep programs in their communities. All education is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Infant Sleep Safety.
Please contact Amanda at 740-472-1833 if your infant is in need of a portable crib.