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Why Join Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies?

  • Elevates hospital status as a leader in quality maternal and infant care.

  • Access to free staff training and resources.

  • The program is completely voluntary—hospitals are free to complete the program steps in any order they choose.

  • No application or penalty fees.

  • Official recognition from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association.

  • Supports Ohio’s Healthy People 2020 goals.

  • Aligns with Ohio’s Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease: 2014-2018.

Last Updated:  12/3/14