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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center Receives March Of Dimes Grant

Funds Will be Used for Parenting Programs

February 14, 2012

Cleveland Clinic’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center has received a $10,200 grant from the March of Dimes Ohio Chapter to fund two programs for parents.

The funds will be used for the Stork’s Nest and the Boot Camp for New Dads programs:

  • Stork’s Nest is a monthly prenatal health education class held at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center in East Cleveland. The program is open to pregnant women and their partners, covering health topics from pre-pregnancy through the baby’s first year. Participants earn “shopping points” for attending the classes. The points can be redeemed for new donated baby clothing, strollers and car seats.
  • Boot Camp for New Dads teaches new and expectant dads how to support the mother, how to form a parenting team, and the best ways to hold, feed and cuddle their new baby, among other parenting topics.

“We appreciate the March of Dimes’ support for these valuable programs,” said Nana Kobaivanova, MD, Medical Director of Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center. “The programs allow us to provide important information that will help keep both the parents and the child healthy and happy. Our outreach programs would not be possible without the support of groups like the March of Dimes.”

Since the programs were established, hundreds of parents have taken the free classes.

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center, which opened in the fall of 2011, features a new model of outpatient care that links healthcare with social, education and financial services. The center offers a variety of outpatient services, including primary and specialty care, specialized care for women and children, and mental health services, as well as prevention, wellness and health education programs.

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