B'More for Healthy Babies
B’more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights (BHB U/DH) receives funding from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield through the Baltimore City Health Department and the Family League of Baltimore to improve birth outcomes of infants in Upton and Druid Heights. The program helps pregnant and postpartum women access prenatal services, supportive services and resources so that they can have healthy, full term babies. BHB U/DH works collaboratively with faith-based groups, businesses, schools, and community leaders to build networks of support for women. To date, the program has provided pre- and post-natal navigation services, education, and referrals for 114 pregnant women and has referred over 275 pregnant women for additional supportive services. Through collaborative efforts, 96% of infants born to participants of BHB U/DH have been born near term or at term.
Some program accomplishments include: annual Barber Baby Days, FamilyFest , and quarterly Moms Night Out activities. Many moms who have participated in the program have had healthy babies and have been able to obtain employment, housing, and finish their GED. During this fiscal year the program will focus on improving maternal mental health and increase father involvement.
For more information about the B’more for Healthy Babies program go to: www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com
Main Office, Furman L. Templeton preparatory academy
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
BHB Office 410-706-6131
Stacey B. Stephens, LCSW-C
Resource Moms/Community Outreach Workers
Frederick Douglass High school
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217
resource Dad/Community Outreach Worker