Baby safety information and medical advice for expecting parents at Baby Shower

5/17/2016
 
MDwise and Minority Health Coalition offering free event with education, gifts and more

WHAT: Expecting parents and their families are invited to a free community baby shower and maternity fashion show presented by MDwise and the Minority Health Coalition of Marion County.
 
The “Shower Your Baby with Love” event will offer:
  • Informational sessions on safety and health topics, including safety during sleep
  • A special workshop for dads about becoming a new father and supporting moms before, during and after the pregnancy
  • A fashion show featuring the latest maternity styles
  • Doctors available to answer questions from new or expecting moms 

Guests will receive a baby gift pack – with a little something special for dads who attend – as well as refreshments and the chance to win various prizes.
 
VISUALS: Participants in the maternity fashion show will be available for photos, as well as expecting parents and their families.
 
SOURCES: Representatives from MDwise and the Minority Health Coalition will be available for media interviews and photos as well. 
 
WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016
            Event is from 2 – 6 p.m.
            Registration begins at 12 p.m.
 
WHERE: Martin University
              2171 Avondale Place
              Indianapolis, Indiana 46218

About Minority Health Coalition of Marion County
The Minority Health Coalition of Marion County (MHCMC) is committed to providing the best quality programs to minorities throughout Marion and Hendricks counties. MHCMC and its community partners collaboratively work together to assess, design, develop, implement and evaluate programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for each minority group represented. The ultimate goal of the programs provided by the MHCMC is to reduce health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minorities and by improving health literacy.

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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.


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