First Steps for Healthy Babies Program Applications Due Oct. 1

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is Oct. 1. The program, a collaboration between the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health, recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization.

Hospitals are recognized for implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and can earn five stars for every two steps achieved. 

Offering numerous opportunities for learning and networking, First Steps has recognized more than 85 hospitals, with 99% of Ohio maternity hospitals engaged in the program. Contact Ryan Everett for any questions about the program or application timing.