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Maternal and Child Health

Our Goal

To improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families. 

Our Objectives

  • Reduce infant mortality
  • Access to early prenatal care
  • Reduce maternal smoking
  • Breastfeeding awareness
  • Increase access to resources

Current Programs and Projects

The Maternal and Child Health Team is working on some of the projects listed below. We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers to be a part of our team, so if you are interested please contact us. To meet our objectives, the Maternal and Child Health team is working on the projects listed below.

REDUCE INFANT MORTALITY

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is a free childbirth education program held quarterly by Johnson Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Care Specialists and Maternity Care Services. Pregnant moms are given the opportunity to interact with other women and pediatric providers at sessions designed for their current stage of pregnancy. Participants are not restricted to receiving care at Johnson Memorial Hospital. Registration is required.

317.736.3450

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Safe Haven Baby Boxes

Our team supports the Safe Haven Law – and as a result Safe Haven Baby Box locations in and around Johnson County.

Franklin Fire Station #22
1800 Thornburg Lane, Franklin
888.736.3650

White River Fire Station #53
366 N Morgantown Road, Greenwood, IN 46142
317.888.8337

Save Haven Box Locations in Indiana

Baby Boxes Coming Soon to Johnson County

Edinburgh Fire Station #1

Car Safety Seats*

All children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat. Our team supports certified car seat safety technicians in Johnson County who have skills to inspect car seats and make referrals to acquire a new car seat for those who qualfy.

For Financial Hardships / Free Inspections

Franklin City Police Department
2801 North Morton Street
Joe Dillon 317.736.3670

White River Township Fire Department
850 South Mullinix Road
Craig Zollars 317.888.8337

Children’s Bureau 317.535.3326

Franciscan Health Indianapolis 317.528.5774

Free Inspections by Appointment Only

Johnson County Health Department 317.346.4365

Johnson County WIC 317.736.6628

Local Car Seat Programs and Inspection Sites

*We are seeking funding to purchase car seats. You may make an online donation. Please indicate Car Seat in the Restricted Gift Preference box.

Crib Safety

Our team supports the Consumer Product Safety Commission’S safety standards for full-size and non-full-size cribs. Making safe cribs and Safe Sleep education available for every infant is our goal.

Safe Sleep Information

AngelCare*

Our team supports AngelCare’s mission to save babies one mother at a time.

The AngelCare House, located in Trafalgar, Indiana, provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to young women facing a crisis pregnancy. Our team will partner with AngelCare to provide resources and support their fundraising efforts.

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Drive Through Baby Shower

Join us for a drive through baby shower on September 25 in the safety of your car and visit vendor booths with education and resources for expectant and new moms. There will be prizes and giveaway and grab bag snacks.
Participant Registration
Vendor Registration

REDUCE MATERNAL SMOKING

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

Baby & Me Tobacco Free helps pregnant women who smoke or or who once smoked and have now made a choice to stay tobacco free. Sucessful tobacco cessation journeys will help to improve birth outcomes and long-term positive outcomes for women, children and their families. Once pPregnant and postpartum moms register to participate in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program, they will be contacted by a facilitator who will serve as their personal cessation coach. Staying tobacco free earns women monthly diaper vouchers for up to 12 months postpartum.

Regsiter

Quit Now Indiana

Quit Now Indiana provides free services and a built-in community of people like you who want to quit tobacco for life. What’s great about the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is you can quit at your own pace. With professional help and support you can quit for good!

BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS

Breastfeeding-Friendly Businesses

Place our window decal in your breastfeeding-friendly business window for new moms to easily spot.

View Decal

Currently identified breastfeeding-friendly businesses:

ASSIST
B2S Life Sciences
Bakehouse in Franklin
Bargersville Wellness
Community Health Network OBGYN: Greenwood and Mooresville
Johnson County Libraries: Clark Pleasant, Franklin, Trafalgar, Greenwood, White River
Johnson Memorial Health
Healthy Families
Job Corp Center
Johnson County Health Department
Johnson County WIC
KIC-IT
Moxy Salon-Franklin
Purdue Extension
WindRose Health Centers

To request your Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County Breastfeeding-Friendly Decal, send your name, email address and business name to us. Send Email

INCREASE ACCESS TO RESOURCES

Diaper Drive*

We support the Indiana Diaper Source & Baby Boutique. Share this resource, get involved or donate new items to Indiana Diaper Source through Amazon Wish-list .

Resource Binders

This printed binder includes community resources available to help families in in Johnson County and the surrounding areas. Please contact us, if you are interested in a binder for your organization.

Health and care resources are available at Find Help.

TEAM MEMBERS

Team Chair

Tracy Smith, RD, IBCLC
Johnson County WIC Coordinator
Baby & Me Tobacco Free Administrator

 

Cindy Boughton
Johnson County WIC Program

Lisa Brown
Johnson County Health Department

Carey Frazier
Caresource

Jeffrey Galbraith
Caresource

Cassie Hawkins
Human Services (Head Start/ Early Head Start)

Mandi Harmon
Johnson Memorial Health

Stephanie King
Healthy Families

Billie Morton
Covering Kids and Families

Dr. Veronica Mosier
Windrose Health

Erin Neu
Franciscan Alliance

Melissa Rojas
Great Harvest Food Pantry and Indy Diaper Source

Kathy Robertson
Johnson County WIC Program

Bill Rosien
ASSIST Indiana

Clarie Russell
Nurse Family Partnership

Ashley Smith
Turning Point

Katie Sparks
Beats for Bristol

Anna Vallow
Indy Birth Services

Sarah Ward
Windrose Health Network

Laura Wiles
Healthy Families

Claire Winship
Children’s Bureau

Cheryl Yazell
Community South Hospital

WORKING TOWARD A HEALTHIER JOHNSON COUNTY

For more information about our Partnership Action Teams, contact us.


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    Contact Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County

    Johnson Memorial Health
    1125 West Jefferson Street
    Franklin, IN 46131

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