Every Baby Matters for health professionals and community workers
A week-long series of workshops aims to help local health professionals and community workers spread the word that Every Baby Matters in Bradford and Airedale.
The workshops are a fresh opportunity for organisations to connect and develop cross-sector partnerships to share good practice and resources about how to help mums and families give their babies the best start in life.
Similar events earlier this year proved very popular with health visitors, midwives, children’s centre staff and community workers, so a new series of workshops has been planned for 14-18 November in different areas around the district.
The workshops are one of a number of key actions under way to reduce infant mortality across the district.
They support the Every Baby Matters strategy and action plan, which sets out ways in which organisations including NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds, Bradford Council and other local partner organisations can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of babies in the district and give them a better start in life.
Ann Hobbiss, senior public health manager at NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds, said: “The workshops are a great way to get health professionals and community workers together to share new ways of working with pregnant women and new mums which reinforce important messages about being healthy and having a healthy pregnancy.
“There’s already a lot of expert support available to pregnant women and new mums but it’s always good to share best practice and work together across the district. We want to make sure that NHS, council and community workers are up to date with key messages about things that can really make a big difference to mums and their babies’ health and the wellbeing of the whole family.
Emma Baylin, health and wellbeing development manager at the Health Partnership Project, said: “We had fantastic feedback from the last event with many people saying how useful it was to network with colleagues from different parts of the district and share information. It’s often the most simple messages and solutions that can have greatest impact in our work with pregnant women and new mums, so it’s great to get together again and build on what we’ve learnt over the past year.”