Our Annual May Breakfast is Friday, May 2, 2014 8:30 - 10:00 AM at Chelo's in Warwick, RI (directions).
This year's Silver Rattle Awardee is the March of Dimes, Rhode Island Chapter. They have a long history advocating for the health of babies. They also played a seminal role in launching the RI HMHB Coalition.
Nichole Aguiar, Program Director for the RI Chapter will give a keynote address on one of the March of Dimes' key chapter mission investments: Centering Pregnancy
And don't forget we'll have our Silent Auction!
Our next regular meeting is June 4, 2014 to do our annual planning. Do join us!
HMHB Partner Announcement
Rhode Kids Count announces release of the 2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook.
The Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics of 70 different aspects of children's lives, from birth to adolescence. The Factbook is divided into five interrelated categories: Family and Community, Economic Well-Being, Health, Safety, and Education.
Factbook data is also available for every city and town in Rhode Island, the four core cities, and the State as a whole.
To order a complete hard copy of the full report, download and mail the Factbook Order Form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases are available.
The entire 2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, as well as individual indicators, is also available on the RI Kids Count website – www.rikidscount.org.
Welcome to the Rhode Island Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies new website!
We have a fresh new look, but our mission remains the same: To promote the health and well-being of mothers and their babies across the Ocean State.
We hope that you will be able to join us as a Coalition partner as we move ahead in 2014. We meet several times per year and look forward to having you join us! Check out our meeting schedule on the Schedule and News tab. All members are welcome to attend any meetings.
If you aren't a member yet, we encourage you to join. With just a few clicks you can complete a membership form. We've also made it easy to pay online with your credit card or PayPal account. In this day and age, it's quite a bargain. You'll have access to a strong network of maternal and child health providers and advocates across the state and to a wealth of information from the field.
Do join in! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Bonnie Braga and Ammala Douangsavanh