During our second Health and Housing Symposium, Matt Hill, Staff Attorney from the Public Justice Center provided an important overview of the 20/20 Vision and landlord licensing. Sandra Adigun facilitated small groups Gender and Role Responsive Messaging Problem Tree exercise and Joy Twesigye facilitated small groups regarding landlord licensing recommendations. Click here for information from the day!
Our Baby Shower was a success. Families played traditional baby shower games, got safe sleep information and a safe sleep demonstration exercise. Each family received a gift (baby tub filled with supplies) and several raffle winners won additional gifts.
(Case Manager, Pamika Lee spearheaded the planning and created the gift tubs; NHA Lillian Armstrong led the decoration committee)
The CAN meeting provided an opportunity for deeper learning about
1) Interaction Between Housing and Health
2) Shifting Landscape of Affordable Housing in Baltimore
3) Potential Policy Solutions for Baltimore
Panelists: Mr. Dan Ellis, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Ms. Detria Adams, Baltimore City Resident and Healthy Start Parent and Mr. Harry Spikes, Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.
Tonight was the last night for our current Breastfeeding Group. They ended with a celebration!! Moms took turns giving one another well wishes on their Breastfeeding journeys during the crowning ceremony, along with receiving certificates and gifts to assist them with Breastfeeding.
Baltimore City health officials announced Wednesday that in 2015, Baltimore City experienced the lowest infant mortality rate on record: 8.4 per 1,000 live births—a 19 percent decline from 2014. The previous low of 9.7 deaths per 1,000 live births was recorded in 2012 ! Stay tuned so that you can be part of our celebration of this momentous event on during our 25th year anniversary!
We are thrilled to receive a signed Citation by Senator Catherine Pugh for our work in reducing infant mortality in Baltimore. Also, check out the news today. We were at a press conference with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Health Commissioner Dr. Leanna Wen and other advocates for healthy families that are part of the Bmore for Healthy Babies strategy!
Dr. Michael C. Lu, Associate Administrator Maternal and Child Health Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that our program has an infant mortality rate of 5.2 across all 100 federal Healthy Start sites! That beats the national infant mortality rate of 5.82 (2014). Go Healthy Start!