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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies is a neighborhood outreach program for high-risk, pregnant women in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. 

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies can help.

In Ohio, African American women are twice as likely to have a baby that is considered very low birth weight than the population in general. Even more disturbing, the infant mortality rate in Ohio in the African American community is twice the rate of that in the population in general, and three times that of white infants.

The focus of the program is to encourage early and consistent prenatal care.

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies will link you to community-based medical and social support services that address your specific needs, including:

  • Cribs for Kids.
  • GED training and testing programs.
  • Housing shelters for women and their families.
  • Medical insurance for pregnant women and their children.
  • Pediatricians.
  • Prenatal Care Providers.
  • Transportation to appointments.
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Contact a Community Health Worker for more information, to see if you qualify, and learn how to enroll in the program.

A Community Health Worker is a trained advocate from the community who empowers their clients to access community resources through education, outreach, home visits, and referrals.

The role of a Community Health Worker:

  • Frontline public health worker that is a trusted member of, and has a close understanding of, the community being served.
  • Serve as a liaison between health and social services in the community.
  • Facilitates access to services.
  • Improves the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

How can you help the mothers in our Health Moms, Healthy Babies program?

You can help by making an in-kind donation so our clients can make sure their babies are healthy and happy. Some items that we need are:

  • Disposable diapers / wipes.
  • Gerber infant formula.
  • Baby bottles.
  • WRTA bus passes or gas cards for medical or social service appointments.
  • Newborn clothing (sleepers, layette, blankets, etc.).
  • Maternity clothing for the moms.

You can also hold a "baby shower" in your neighborhood or place of business! Send out invitations, collect the items, and drop them off at our Youngstown office (77 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44507).