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HANDS receives grant

bigstock_Congratulations_Word_15825746-e1325739779665The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department HANDS program has received a $3,000 grant from the March of Dimes to help expand the “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait” message. The funds will be used to purchase a healthy pregnancy manual entitled “What to Do When You’re Having a Baby.”

The HANDS program will partner with the University of Kentucky Polk-Dalton clinic’s “Centering” groups to promote HANDS and WIC, as well as provide the manual and prenatal education to expectant women. The manual will also be provided to HANDS families.

This grant was one of 12 funded by the March of Dimes.

Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait is a campaign to eliminate preventable preterm births. The goals are to:

  • Decrease preterm births by providing resources to increase knowledge about factors that cause preterm births;
  • Change the attitudes and behaviors of providers and consumers in order to impact community-specific risk factors;
  • Implement strategies to prevent preterm births.

Learn’s more about the HANDS program by visiting its page on the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s website.

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