The Cradle of Hope™ Campaign
is Baltimore Healthy Start's public awareness and fundraising initiative to inform and mobilize Maryland residents about issues contributing to infant mortality, low birth weight and pre-term births.
Baltimore Healthy STart's history of advocacy is rooted in collaboration with active and concerned resident advocates in the communities it serves. The Cradle of Hope™ Campaign was launched for these community advocates. With information and direction, community advocates have the energy to positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable members of their communities - babies.
The Campaign Informs, Mobilizes and Gives Hope
The campaign strives to be a vehicle of hope by providing resident advocates with useful tools to fight for healthy babies in their community.
Cradle of Hope ™Lecturer Appointed to HRSA Position
Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc is pleased to announce that Michael Lu, MD MPH has been named the new HRSA Associate Administrator for MCH (MCH Bureau Director). Many are aware of Dr. Lu's work around racial and health disparities and the life course perspective. He was the Cradle of Hope™ Lecturer in 2011, and is a long-time friend of Healthy Start.
(The MCH Bureau funds Baltimore Healthy Start and all of the other 106 Healthy Start's across the nation)
Dr. Lu Presents the life Course Theory at Cradle of Hope™ Lecture Series
On a rainy Friday afternoon, during infant mortality awareness month, 120 students, faculty, providers, health care administrators, and Healthy Start staff listened attentively as Dr. Michael Lu presented his Life Course Theory as a way of explaining and addressing presistent disparities in infant mortality.