2016 was an exciting year for B'more for Healthy Babies. Take a look back with us.
We announced a record low infant mortality rate for 2015
For the first time ever, it's in the single digits!
And, thanks to your hard work and the education you provided to new and expecting parents, babies are sleeping safer than ever!
Early numbers show that 2016 will be another record breaking year!
13.5 per 1,000
8.4 per 1,000
The black IMR is down by nearly 50% from
18.5 to 9.7
Sleep-related Infant Deaths
Pregnant women connected to services like home visiting and WIC – many because you filled out Prenatal Risk Assessment forms!
Baltimore moms featured in our new breastfeeding campaign
Our Ongoing Work for Baltimore's Families
Free cribs distributed to families
Zika kits distributed to pregnant women and women considering becoming pregnant – over 5,300 went out through you and other providers!
Amount donated by CareFirst through Orioles Healthy Walks. Every time an Orioles batter walked, CareFirst donated $50 to B'more for Healthy Babies
Women reached by B'more Fit since it began. The free weight loss program for new moms uses a trauma-informed approach and offers social support and parenting and stress management tips.
B'more for Healthy Babies Community Programs
Both programs began a participatory problem-solving process.
Their efforts have shown results:
B'more for Healthy Babies community programs in Patterson Park and Upton/Druid Heights continued their work to strengthen, educate, and empower families.
No sleep-related infant deaths in...
These will be the basis for creating collaborative program strategies and decisions. So far, each community has hosted 20 conversations.
Communities are thriving in many ways already and their biggest assets are their residents.
Community Skills and Gifts
Families want to feel safe. Due to concerns about immigration, housing, violence, and lack of services for youth, many do not.
Comfort and Security
The programs have also continued:
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Health Fairs and Events
The programs will use these insights to collaboratively inform BHB decisions and strategies.
This progress would not have been possible without you!
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to more great work together in 2017!