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Baby's Grasp

2024
“Advancing Healthy Births”SWMPQIC Grant Opportunity

SWMPQIC has awarded 7 mini grants in the amount of $50,000 each to support community-led efforts in improving disparate birth outcomes and ensuring healthy births in the region (Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties). The award recipients are:

  • YWCA Kalamazoo- “Women and Infant Supportive Health (WISH) Home Visitation Program”

     

  • Corewell Health DBA: Lakeland Hospitals at Niles and St. Joseph-“ABEST Taskforce Advancing Birth Equity”

     

  • Michigan Breastfeeding Network with LactPower, Sacred Soul Doula, and Great Lakes Lactation- “Continuity of Care in Lactation Support for Region 8”

     

  • HOPE Parent Resource Center- “Baby Bundle Bags, Advancing Healthy Births through education and resources”

     

  • Branch Intermediate School District, Great Start Collaborative-“Pre and Postnatal Comprehensive Support System”

     

  • Milk Like Mine Community Birthing and Breastfeeding Services- “Birthwork Wrap Around Care for Families in Calhoun County”

     

  • Twenty Hands Maternal Infant Health Program-“Keeping our Babies Sleeping Safely”

Please join us at future Collaborative Meetings to hear about these programs and their plans with the grant funding!

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