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Living to Celebrate That First Birthday

Here’s a sobering statistic. Did you know that approximately 25,000 babies in the U.S. die annually before their first birthday? That’s a rate of 6.1 babies per 1,000 live births. Just released data, complied by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reports that Indianapolis ranks near the bottom — 46th in the nation — in infant [...]

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Take the Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Child?

Do you know your children? Really know them? As parents, we sometimes are so busy taking care of our children that we lose track of some of the details of their lives. Take 5 minutes and test yourself with this 16-question quiz recommended by our Better Indy Babies and Healthy Families staff. It will help [...]

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My Home is HealthNet

Post by Laurie Chavez For so many of our families, home is a variable concept.  In other words, transience, insecurity, uncertainty and poverty often get in the way of the dream to have a physical grounding place to call their own.  But, amazingly, each family I have served over the years has defined home in [...]

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Give A Care About Hopes and Dreams!

Post written by Benita Mullins It is common knowledge that HOPES & DREAMS are rumbling desires waiting to burst from the hearts of every one of us to form as a pleasant reality in our lives. These desires that lay within our hearts are not there for us alone, but also for the others we [...]

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Kids Count 2012 – 2 Takeaways

The timing couldn’t be more perfect to wrap up our month-long focus on GIVE A CARE ABOUT KIDS! The just-released Kids Count Data Book, complied by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reports that Indiana’s child poverty rate rose to 22 percent in 2010. Think about that: One in five children in our state is living [...]

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Car Seat Clinic helps Burmese in the Barrington Neighborhood

On July 19, 2012, Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families held a car seat clinic at the Barrington Health & Dental Center (BHC) to distribute much needed infant car seats to some of our Burmese families. Over the past couple years, BHC has seen an influx of Burmese patients and we are grateful to have Swhe Bualteng [...]

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Do you value the kids around you?

post written by Bhumi.  To meet our entire staff blog team, click here. Kids are just the most adorable and naive little people!!  We as adults  see them as just that and tend to forget that they are also so in tune to what is going on around them.  So, lets all take a minute [...]

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Give a Care about Kids – A Behavioral Health’s Investment in Indianapolis’ Children

post by Laura Jay- Ballinger.  Click here to meet our entire staff blog team! The behavioral health department is invested in our community kiddos!  The therapists in each facility provide services for children as well as adults.  We are very fortunate to have Dr. Jim Jones, child psychologist, at PACC and the department is in [...]

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WE CARE ABOUT KIDS – The Mantra of our BIBs/Healthy Families Program

post written by Denise Kaspar, Director of BIBs/Healthy Families.  You can check out the rest of our blogging team here. The Better Indy Babies and Healthy Families’ mantra should be We Care About Kids. Over 1500 kids, both born and unborn,  hold a place in the hearts of the more than 50 home visitors and [...]

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A Lot Going On and Not Enough Space to Write!

post by Willie Matis. Click here to find out more about ALL of our bloggers! It will be two years at HealthNet for me on July 6th! My how time flies. Since working here, I have seen 4 health center openings, a National Health Center Week, a couple Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families graduations, and been [...]

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