Michael B. Coleman, Mayor
Andrew J. Ginther
Hearcel F. Craig
Zachary M. Klein
A. Troy Miller
Michelle M. Mills
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Columbus › Public Health › Caring for 2
Caring for 2 is one of 102 federally funded Healthy Start Projects in the nation working to improve birth outcomes for African American women, and to help build a coordinated local health system for maternal and infant health.
Important issues addressed include: infant mortality, low birth weight, and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
Caring for 2 is a team of community care coordinators, public health nurses and licensed social workers.
Helping through every step of pregnancy...and beyond!
CF2 serves an average of 153 women per year, totaling 268 babies and 24 sets of twins delivered since 2005.
Services are provided free of charge to the women in the program.
Caring for 2 Partners
The Evaluation Group
Catholic Social Services
Action for Children
Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women
Caring For 2 Brochure (updated May, 2013)
Caring For 2 Project Summary, 2012
Caring for 2 Project Summary 2005-2009
Caring For 2 update 2011
Columbus City Council Resolution for Infant Mortality Awareness Month, September, 2011
Franklin County Resolution for Infant Mortality Awareness Month, September, 2011
Building Prenatal Care Capacity: A Community Report
Caring For 2 Project Summary, 2011
What Stress Has to Do With It... Can Psychological Stresses Be Links to Maternal Depression?
Caring for 2 Program, Poster for National Healthy Start Association Conference, March, 2012
Caring For 2 project overview - Poster for National Healthy Start grantee meeting, May, 2012
Alll Babies Matter newsletter - July, 2012
Grant keeps prenatal, infant-care program going strong (Columbus Dispatch Article)
All Babies Matter Event and Supportive Materials
Why Caring For 2 Is Critical
Local Health System Action Plan
Maternal Depression Directory, 2010
Interconception Care Healthy Weight Poster, 2011