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