OYS Champions: Moms 2B
This week’s On Your Side Champion is Dr. Patricia Gabbe!
The long time Pediatrician is on a mission to improve infant mortality rates for at risk moms in the inner city. She started the Moms 2B program in Weinland Park six years ago because statistics showed that African Americans infant mortality rates are twice as high as whites. In the free program, pregnant moms and new moms meet weekly with a team of medical experts and social workers to be educated on having a healthy baby.
They learn about everything from nutrition to stress relief and they also receive donated supplies like cribs and diapers. Since they started the program they have seen a fivefold improvement in infant mortality rates. And now they are expanding to eight locations by the end of this year.