Friday, May 29, 2009

Partnering with Ohio Health's Wellness on Wheels

Wellness on Wheels is a massive mobile unit (also funded by the generous Columbus Foundation) that is dedicated to providing prenatal care to pregnant women who may not have adequate health insurance. The goal is to drastically reduce infant mortality and improve the health of the moms-to-be.

Because Wellness on Wheels targets low income Ohio women, a partnership seemed natural. Last Tuesday, we took our mobile unit and followed Wellness on Wheels to Brookhaven High School (go Bearcats!).

Over the course of three hours, we helped enroll one young woman into the WIC program. The WIC program offers food assistance to mothers, mothers-to-be, and young children. WIC can subsidize healthy foods like milk, baby formula, peanut butter, and even tuna.

Working with Wellness on Wheels was truly a pleasure. We hope this is the start of a beautiful friendship.

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