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MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH

Healthy Sprouts

An organized community effort to eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes and improve the health status of women, infants and children in Erie County.

VISION

To have a community free of infant mortality.

MISSION

Decrease infant mortality by improving the accessibility and quality of health services for mothers and infants in Erie County.

PROJECT AREAS

Membership:

  • Recruitment, engagement, and retention of members

Cribs for Kids:

  • Project Lead: Amber Butts, AButts@echdohio.org

  • Assess the local referral process for Cribs for Kids and Safe Sleep and identify gaps, barriers, and possible solutions

  • For more information on acquiring a free crib in Erie County, please contact our community health worker, Amber at (419) 626-5623 extension 5113

Preconception Health:

  • Project Lead: Alexis Dedek, ADedek@echdohio.org

  • Develop an outreach plan and conduct a preconception health assessment among women ages 18-44 within Erie County

Peer Support:

  • Project Lead: Lexi Wobser, AWobser@echdohio.org

  • Gather a list of peer support systems, trainings, and behavioral health providers who treat pregnant women in Erie County

  • Select screening tool for Opioid Use Disorder in pregnant women and develop plan of action for implementation at an identified agency

GET INVOLVED

For more information on Healthy Sprouts contact:

Maddy Davies

(419) 626-5623 x5213

MDavies@echdohio.org