/ Healthy Roots Foundation
We believe that families can help create the optimal environment for raising healthy children, right from the start. Our mission is to provide families with the knowledge to make the best choices to raise healthy children.
We achieve our mission through:
Supporting pioneering prenatal and pediatric preventative health research
Since 2009, our organization has raised over $200,000 to support innovative children’s health research and educational programs through our partnership with the Perinatal Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The Perinatal Institute combines the latest advances in clinical care, research and education to improve care and outcomes for all newborns, but especially for those who struggle with birth defects or problems associated with prematurity.
Their Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level IV unit, and provides the highest level of medical care to newborns with the most complex health problems.
Creating innovative prenatal and pediatric health education programs and events
Education efforts currently include Healthy Home Workshops for families and featuring early children’s health speakers at fundraising events.
Our Healthy Home Workshops for Kids provide play-based, multi-sensory activities that empower children and families to improve their health through gardening, nutrition, recycling and toxin awareness. The workshops are currently hosted at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum and are targeted to families of preschoolers and early elementary aged children.
Our research, education and outreach come together at our signature fundraising events: Bluegrass for Babies and Midsummer Harvest. Both events are official Cincinnati Children’s Giving Hope fundraising events.