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UnitedHealthcare Hosts Community Baby Showers in Cleveland and Cincinnati Sharing Tools and Tips for Delivering and Caring for Healthy Babies

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Moms and moms-to-be took steps to improve their health and the health of their babies by participating in baby showers organized and hosted by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio. The baby showers in Cleveland and Cincinnati are part of a series of eight community events that will take place throughout the state to provide expectant moms and new parents with important prenatal and well-baby care resources and information.

Carol Moore (r) with UnitedHealthcare speaks to more than 50 moms at the John Glen Smith Department

Carol Moore (r) with UnitedHealthcare speaks to more than 50 moms at the John Glen Smith Department of Public Health who participated in a Community Baby Shower hosted by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio. At the event moms met with health experts and representatives from the Greater Cleveland MomsFirst program and the Cleveland Department of Public Health and were able to get answers to many of their questions about their pregnancy and child-care safety. Moms also received information about UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy First Steps case management program and BabyBlocks(R), a free online wellness-incentive program. (Photo Credit: Emmett King).

In Cleveland, expectant moms and new parents were able to meet with health experts and representatives from the Greater Cleveland MomsFirst program to get answers to many of their questions about their pregnancy and receive tips for taking care of their babies, including information on prenatal and postpartum care and child-care safety.

In Cincinnati, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio in partnership with Helping Young Mothers Mentor of Cincinnati hosted a health fair and baby shower where representatives from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, Early Head Start, Hamilton County Help Me Grow and Healthy Beginnings shared important prenatal and well-baby care resources with attendees.

At both community baby showers attendees learned about available well-baby resources, including a demonstration of BabyBlocks(R), a free online wellness-incentive program that enables participants to receive email appointment alerts, wellness-related text messages, connect directly with maternity nurses and earn rewards for keeping doctor appointments.

Participating moms and moms-to-be at the health fair and baby shower received a free gift bag that included diapers, baby wipes, a sleep sack and other well-baby items. Door prizes were given away and included a car seat, pack-and-play and baby gate, among other items.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) , a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

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