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How Doulas will help improve birth outcomes for Black families in Detroit

Detroit  has one of the highest maternal mortality and infant mortality rates in the nation. Black women and birthing people are too often not listened to nor taken seriously by health providers when addressing health-related concerns. They are also more likely to die from pregnancy-related conditions such as blood pressure disorders, heart diseases, blood clots,…

Local and national leaders attend opening of WIN Network Group Prenatal Care Center

Since 2016, WIN Network: Detroit has provided an enhanced model of group prenatal care in a shared space at Henry Ford Medical Center – New Center One. This program for prenatal care unites Community Health Workers, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Medical Assistants to attend to moms’ clinical and social needs. We are proud to announce…

WIN Network: Detroit mom advocates for infant safe sleep after loss of her son

Essie Boatwright was a WIN Network: Detroit group prenatal care participant in 2019 when she was pregnant with her son, Alexander. Just 33 days after Alexander’s birth, a tragic accident took his life as he was co-sleeping. Essie has used this tragedy to become an advocate for infant safe sleep to ensure that no family…

File your taxes in 2022 to receive your 2021 Child Tax Credit

Do you have kids under 18 in your home? You should have received the first half of your child tax credit in monthly cash payments from July-December 2021. To receive the second half of your credit, file taxes in 2022! Didn’t receive your payments in 2021? It’s not too late, but you must file your…

Follow the ABC’S of infant safe sleep to prevent infant deaths

October is Safe Sleep awareness month! Did you know that the way your baby sleeps could put them at risk of an unsafe sleep death? Every year, about 3,500 babies in the United States die because of unsafe sleep. Keeping your baby safe while they sleep is simple if you follow the ABC’S of infant…

Appreciating Our Community Health Workers

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared August as Community Health Worker Appreciation Month! Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of and trusted relationship with the community they serve. WIN Network: Detroit utilizes Community Health Workers in our enhanced model of group prenatal care to co-facilitate group sessions and…

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, which is a part of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This week is a global campaign organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to raise awareness about issues related to breastfeeding.  This year’s theme is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. This means understanding how breastfeeding plays a role in improving…

Black Maternal Mental Health Week

July 19th-25th is Black Maternal Mental Health Week. This week, organizations such as Shades of Blue Project and Black Mamas Matter Alliance advocate for resources to support Black moms and their mental health. Black moms are more likely to have pregnancy-related anxiety and mood disorders. Almost 40% of Black mothers develop postpartum depression, while the…

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy

Having a healthy lifestyle is important for every part of your life, especially when you are about to have a baby. When you are pregnant, the foods you eat can help you have a healthier pregnancy. What you are eating really matters!   A healthy diet with the right nutrients can help lower your risk for…

Nada Dickinson – Nearly A Decade of Service to WIN Network: Detroit

Nada Dickinson, WIN Network: Detroit’s Community Health Worker Team Leader, will be leaving her role with WIN Network to pursue a new opportunity with the State of Michigan. Nada has been part of the WIN Network: Detroit team for nearly the past 10 years, and was the one who came up with our name, Women-Inspired…

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