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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…

Detroit’s infant mortality rate drops to historic low

In a press release on May 5th, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan Dr. Joneigh Khaldun announced that the 2019 infant mortality rate in Detroit was the lowest it’s been in the past 20 years. According to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data, Detroit’s infant mortality…

COVID-19 Vaccine and Fertility – Your Questions Answered

All adults in the U.S. are now able to get the COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 “shot”. The COVID-19 vaccine is new, and many people have questions about how the vaccine might impact their ability to get pregnant in the future. It’s normal to have these concerns! But don’t worry, we have done our research and…

Dad’s and Grandparent’s Guides to Infant Safe Sleep

March 14-20, 2021 is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Week. Each year, too many babies die from unsafe sleep, but we can change that. There are simple steps you can take to keep your baby safe while they sleep. Dads and grandparents play an important role in keeping a baby safe and preventing unsafe sleep deaths.…

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

There are now three COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States. The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic and keep everyone safe and healthy. According to President Biden, all adults in the U.S. will be able to get the vaccine by summer of 2021. We know pregnant moms might…

WIN Network CHW Felicia Lane featured in new Henry Ford CHW Hub video!

August is Community Health Worker Appreciation Month, and the Henry Ford Health System Community Health Worker (CHW) Hub is celebrating with a new video highlighting the importance and function of CHWs! What is a CHW? What is their role on a clinical team? How has Henry Ford utilized CHWs across the system? Find out in…

What Do I Need to Know About Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The time has finally come and you are ready to give birth to your little one! Though the COVID-19 pandemic is adding uncertainty to all our lives, you have the support of your healthcare provider, your Community Health Worker (CHW) and the entire WIN Network: Detroit family as you prepare to give birth. Check out…

Community Health Workers Adapt to Support Moms, Babies, and Families Virtually During COVID-19 Pandemic

From left to right: Felicia, Linda, and Nada, WIN Network: Detroit Community Health Workers   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we have all been using technology more than ever to connect with one another. At WIN Network: Detroit, we are adapting our enhanced model of Group Prenatal Care (GPC) to a…

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