Category: Advocacy

World Prematurity Day – How you can help!

By: Melissa King, DO A little known fact about me… over 30 years ago I was born between 28 and 29 weeks gestation, 11-12 weeks premature. Although I do not have the greatest hand eye coordination – remember this if … Continue reading

Now I Know My ABC’s… for Safe Sleep!

In late September, Dayton Children’s hosted some of our state legislators from the Ohio Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee as they toured the state to learn more about infant mortality. Today, Senator Shannon Jones shares some of the … Continue reading

Pinteresting… unsafe sleep

The issue of children passing away due to unsafe sleep practices continues to make headlines – and for good reason.  Montgomery County alone sees roughly one baby pass away every 6 weeks due to unsafe sleep practices. For as many … Continue reading

It’s about our kids…infant mortality

Issues such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), unsafe sleep and premature birth have all made headlines lately.  All of these issues, and others, contribute to Ohio’s infant mortality rate.  Unfortunately, our rate is abysmal!  This week State Senator Shannon … Continue reading

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