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Be Well: Healthy Beginnings Resources

Regional, statewide, and national resources related to the Be Well: Healthy Beginnings coverage.

Support for Pregnant Women & New Moms:

CenteringPregnancy at University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Center provides women with pregnancy and birth-related information in a group setting.

MomsFirst provides support to expectant mothers living in the city of Cleveland. Women who participate in the MomsFirst program will receive health education on topics such as prenatal care, breastfeeding, family planning, and safe sleep. Please contact the referral line at (216) 664-4194 for additional information.

Through the Ohio Department of Health, WIC provides nutrition information for women, infants and children.

Through NEON (Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services), the Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (OIMRI) works to improve birth outcomes and decrease infant death rates.

The Sound of Ideas: Infant Mortality – A look at what leaders are doing to reduce Cleveland and Cuyahoga County's infant mortality rate and save lives.

Baby Fact Sheet: Ohio

Safe Sleep:

What does a safe sleep environment look like? The Ohio Department of Health outlines the ABCs of safe sleep. 

“Safe to Sleep” expert offers advice on reducing sudden infant death.

CDC: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Report

Mental Health:

Cuyahoga County’s Invest in Children is a community partnership administered by the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood and provides resources and services to parents and caregivers in the community.

Help Me Grow supports families of children who are developmentally delayed or disabled, with resources and services to help them reach their goals. Their home visiting program also provides new parents with information and support, right from home.

Learn more about mental health in infants and toddlers: The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University studies how healthy development can be derailed by toxic stress. They also dive into early childhood mental health and explore how early experiences shape the developing brain.

Zero to Three works to ensure babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.

Find more resources from the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health.