The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Business

June 10, 2013

March of Dimes awards $20,500 grant to health center

Program targets county's infant mortality problem

ANDERSON, Ind. — The March of Dimes has awarded a grant to the Madison County Community Health Centers. Inc. to support the Centering Pregnancy Program that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in Madison County.

The grant amount is $20,500 with options to apply for two more years and is made possible with support of March of Dimes by Wellpoint. While this grant is one of many that the March of Dimes awards to the organizations in Indiana in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality, Madison County Community Health Center is the only one in Madison County.

This program is a unique model of evidence based outcome management care that will attack the Madison County infant mortality problem, and will empower women to choose health-promoting behaviors. The unique approach provides a group support system which allows time to address health issues and concerns specific to pregnancy while also creating an environment to build self-confidence. The program will be integrated into and enhance the existing prenatal program.

Madison County has a very high infant mortality rate and low birth weight that has led to dangerous outcomes and a need for transformation, a March of Dimes representative said in a press release.

According to Indiana State Health Department 2007 data, Madison County has an infant mortality rate of 8.5 per 1,000 while the state of Indiana is 6.5 overall and 5.4 in Hamilton County.

“We will use the March of Dimes grant as seed money to meet our objectives of providing mothers and babies with this model for prenatal care through the Centering Pregnancy Program,” Anthony J. Malone, president and CEO, said in the news release. “We are grateful to those volunteers who support the March of Dimes by participating in events like March for Babies and who donate in other ways. That participation and those donations make this grant possible.”

The Centering Pregnancy Program will begin classes on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Madison County Community Health Center, 1547 Ohio Ave., Anderson. English and Spanish speaking moms are welcome. Contact Ariel Su at asu@mcchc.org for more information.

1
Text Only
Local Business
  • FEA - HB0729 - Senior Falls Aging safely in the comfort of her home Marilyn Moneyhun said being totally reliant on others is difficult. "Losing your independence is a shock to your system," Moneyhun, 84, said. "You are not in control anymore."

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0728 - business expansion CB Fabricating makes $2 million investment

    A local business founded in 2006 has invested $2 million in new equipment and a building expansion.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charo Boyd: 'My Social Security' simplifies your life So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a little more, there’s another event you need to add to your list — National Simplify Your Life week.

    July 28, 2014

  • nws - hb0725 - colts - jc - 4.jpg Colts camp's impact: pricey or priceless?

    Football fever is here and the city is flooded with fans eager to catch a glimpse of a favorite player. But officials say they are unclear what kind of economic impact the Indianapolis Colts training camp has on the area.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ - HB0727 - Skill gap 2 Seeking a solution today, not tomorrow Tina Warner-Morton says she wants to open her own healthcare business because it is too difficult to work for an employer with unclear employee expectations.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ - HB0727 - Cathy Cupboard Biz Profile Business Profile: Cathy's Cupboard focuses on customer satisfaction Cathy McPhearson opened her first storefront in June, but this is not her first venture into business. “I have always wanted to have my own business,” she said. “The problem was finding what people like, but everyone seems to like candles.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital named Level III trauma center The Trauma Center at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons.

    July 26, 2014

  • Clark, Big Joe mug 'Big Joe' Clark: Beat the market or meet your goals? True or not, my experience tells me that goals – especially when written down – undoubtedly serve as catalysts for success. However, danger arises when a goal does not properly focus on the long term result you expect.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_8125.JPG Auction teaches in business, farming

    After 10 years of 4-H, saying goodbye to his animals has become a simple matter for McKennon Heald. But he said he wouldn't be surprised to see some tears from some of the younger participants. He's been there.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Anderson, Alexandria and Elwood receive grants to tear down abandoned houses Three Madison County cities — Anderson, Alexandria and Elwood — received state grants that will be used to tear down abandoned, dilapidated houses.

    July 25, 2014

Stocks
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide