#BlackMomsMatter

Posted by  Kiana Trabue on 4.1.2018

She was thirty-six years old, highly educated, and gainfully employed as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where her work focused on understanding how structural inequality, trauma, and violence made people sick. She had an amazing support system, and what some would call “good” health insurance.

Despite these advantages, three weeks after giving birth she collapsed and died. Her cause of death? Complications from high blood pressure.

Shalon Irving’s story is not uncommon. According to the CDC, black women are 243 percent more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes. ...

WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative focuses on healthy food and physical activity for young children in Hamilton County day care centers

Posted by  Kiana Trabue on 12.15.2011

You may know that WeTHRIVE! works with communities, businesses, schools and faith-based groups to make Hamilton County a healthier place to live. Now we are working with those who care for the youngest of our children—child care centers.

Child care providers have a unique opportunity to shape the lives of the children and families they serve. Think about it--healthy eating and physical activity habits started in early childhood can last a lifetime!

The WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative provides resources, training and other assistance to help child care providers serve healthier foods and beverages, limit screen time and increase active play. ...


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April 2, 2018