Archive | January, 2012

Farewell, Welcome, & Upcoming Events

19 Jan


WIVN would like to thank Anne Packham for her work as coordinator on the Fetal Infant Mortality Reveiw (FIMR) Team.  Anne has relocated to Florida.  We wish her well!


Nancy Steinberg Warren is the new coordinator for FIMR Team.  We look forward to working with Nancy in her new role.

Upcoming Events

The Office of Maternal and Infant Health and Infant Mortality Reduction (OMIHIMR) Board has invited participation in two planning sessions for Hamilton County’s infant mortality reduction initiative.  Input from community leaders will help to establish the community wide vision, clearly define the role and strategic intent for OMIHIMR, and formulate the appropriate structure and financial plan for OMIHIMR to achieve the goal of reducing Hamilton County’s infant mortality rate of 10.6 down to the national rate of 6.7. 

The first session will be held on Friday, January 27th from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at Hamilton County Public Health – 250 William H. Taft Road –Conference Room.  The second session will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 8:00 am – 12 noon in the Community Room – BD1.501 on the first floor of the Herald Building – 3440 Burnet Avenue.  For more information contact

REAL Women Leadership Team Meeting
Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Location:  Hamilton County Public Health, 250 William H. Taft Road.

Open to the Public – The REAL Women of Cincinnati are Inviting You!
Date:  Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:00 am to 12oo noon.
Location:  Hamilton County Public Health, 250 William H. Taft Road – Large Community Room.  
Event:  The Sister Collection – a gathering of girl-serving organizations.  Sharing resources, talent and expertise that will elevate and empower girls in our community.


WIVN Awarded 2012 Community Grant from March of Dimes Ohio Chapter

14 Jan

Women & Infant Vitality Network has been awarded a $30,000 2012 Community Grant from the March of Dimes Ohio Chapter.  These funds will support the Women & Infant Vitality Network CenteringPregnancy Expansion program.  The March of Dimes recommends the CenteringPregnancy model as it has been shown to be an effective form of prenatal care that produces good outcomes and patient satisfaction.  Win-Med – Winton Hills Medical Center, will receive training in early 2012 to offer Centering as their model of prenatal care.  The Med-Peds Department of University Hospital will also receive training to improve interconception care for women and well baby care through the CenteringParenting model.  


We look forward to positive outcomes as a result of this investment by the March of Dimes in the expansion of Centering in Hamilton County.