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CHW Spotlight: Linda Reyes

Linda Reyes is a Community Health Worker (CHW) with WIN Network: Detroit, a lifelong Detroiter, mother, and grandmother. As a Community Health Worker, Linda helps women who are pregnant navigate their emotional, physical, and social needs. She guides women to the resources they need for themselves and their growing families, and works with a Certified Nurse Midwife…

Henry Ford Hospital earns prestigious Baby-Friendly® designation

March 21, 2018 — Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has earned the prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation. This designation is awarded to hospitals that follow strict breastfeeding and maternal care guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Less than 500 of the 3,000 hospitals in the United States have…

You Can’t Address Infant Mortality Disparities Without Addressing Racism

Experiencing racial discrimination causes stress hormones to be released in the body, and these hormones make a mother more likely to go into labor too early.

Former WIN Network: Detroit participant produces “A Faithfilled Christmas” to inspire and give back to the community

| Christmas, community, Community Event, entertainment, holiday, inspiration, success stories

In 2013, Sherria Perry was going through what she describes as “a dark time” in her life. Perry was pregnant with her daughter Neveah, experiencing depression, and was having a hard time accessing resources and getting to her prenatal care appointments. When Perry joined the Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit and began meeting with her…

It’s Tax Time!

| assistance, finance, financial aid, goal setting, goals, help, money, resources, tax, taxes

April 15, Tax Day, is just around the corner folks! Don Ferguson, financial expert, drops by with tax tips to keep you in the know and ready go.

Heat it Up and Stay Active this Winter

| body, cardio, dance, destress, energy, exercise, family, fitness, helathy, kids, muscle, physical activity, safety, sports, strength, stress, volunteer, weight loss, winter, workout

There are plenty of ways to move our bodies and exercise during the cold winter months. The tips below can help you warm up, improve your mood, and give you more energy to take on the season.

6 #MOMmoments for a Stress-Less Holiday Season

| asking for help, assistance, deep breathing, destress, eating healthy, exercise, family, health, heathy, help, holiday, holidays, meditating, moms, nutrition, physical activity, rest, sleep, stress, support

Oh holidays, oh holidays, why are you so stressful? All of the running around, wish lists deeper than our wallets, and rough winter weather. To say the least, holidays can be a bit much. Not to mention all our normal everyday “mom” tasks! Here are some ways you can take a “mom-moment,” and stress less…

Holiday Shopping Budget Tips

| action plan, assistance, bills, budget, cost, family, finance, future, goals, help, holiday, money, plan, planning, resources, save, shopping, steps, support, tips

The “The Season” is fast approaching and everyone is getting ready to shop, shop, and shop some more. Before spending all of your hard earned money, please allow me to share a few tips to help you save money this season.

Healthy Holiday Tips

| assistance, balanced meals, calories, family, family meals, food, food pantries, health, healthy, healthy eating, healthy food, holidays, nutrients, nutrition, nutrition labels, portions, serving size, vegetables, water, weight loss

Bringing the family together around the dinner table is a huge part of the holidays. However, all of the sweet potato pies, turkeys, pop, and everything else can really add up! Julie Fromm, Registered Dietitian of Henry Ford Health System’s Generation with Promise dishes out some super easy tips for healthy eating during the holidays.…

Utility Assistance- Staying warm in the D

| assistance, bills, Detroit, electric, emergency, heat, payment, programs, referral services, services, utilities, utility assistance, warming centers, winter

We don’t have to tell you it is cold in the Detroit! Michigan winds, snow, and ice can be down right chilly! Keeping your home warm is tough in the long winter. There are local programs that offer assistance to help keep your heat on. The Community Neighborhood Navigators (CNN) in your area can help…

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