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Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn

1-Get a healthy start and enter school ready to learn Reduce Infant Mortality rate Increase accessibility to high quality early childhood education Increase the number of students who enter school with proper supplies

2018 Priority 1 Programming

  • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), housed in the St. Joseph County Health Department, assessed records of fetal (n=19) and infant (n=28) deaths in 2018.
  • Prenatal Infant Health Program (PIHP) had 86 live births and 0 deaths among infants continuing in program for one year.
  • La Casa de Amistad and El Campito monitor growth in reaching developmental milestones; 18 children passed pre-kindergarten test from La Casa.
  • Indiana Black Expo (IBE) distributed 94 backpacks with school supplies to K – Freshman College
  • A total of 83 parents received parenting skills programming provided through the Beacon Addressing Childhood Trauma – Embrace (ACT) program, 100 Black Men and El Campito.

2019 PRIORITY 1 GOALS for MBK Program Partners

1.100% live births and 100% are alive at 1st birthday.

2. Early childhood providers operate at 100% enrollment capacity

3.100% of children pass kindergarten screening assessment

4.50% increase in number of early childhood partners