Monthly Archives: February 2010

News Highlight

Many ER visits avoidable in Orange County (OC Register Blog) *click here to read more* The county’s Health Care Agency says that nearly half of all hospital emergency room visits were unnecessary, according to a study released Wednesday. The figure was even higher for babies, with nearly 70 percent of visits that could have been [Read More]

February 25th, 2010|

Volunteer Opportunities

MOMS Orange County currently has a number of internship and volunteer opportunities available at its Santa Ana facility.  If you are a student or community member that would like to offer your time and talents to helping families have healthy babies, please consider MOMS Orange County! Volunteer opportunities are now available in the areas of [Read More]

February 24th, 2010|

MOMS Orange County is Organization of the Year

MOMS Orange County was honored to accept the award for Organization of the Year at the Westminster Chamber of Commerce 2010 Public Service Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.  The luncheon was held at the Rose Center in the city of Westminster and also recognized the work of 16 City of Westminster [Read More]

February 24th, 2010|

A Breastfeeding Journey

The story of a MOMS clients’ breastfeeding journey is special and unique for each woman, yet, also familiar and shared.   For any mother, the decision to breastfeed is part of the incredible journey of motherhood.  From the moment “breastfeeding” is mentioned (lactancia in Spanish and nuôi con bằng sữa me in Vietnamese), many women [Read More]

February 23rd, 2010|

Community Snapshot

MOMS Orange County (MOMS) hosted Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and fellow community agencies at its Santa Ana facility.  Congresswoman Sanchez hosted a a press conference to announce a total of $39,000 in grants to MOMS and 30 other community organizations.  MOMS client Nancy Saldana spoke to the crowd of 60+ people about her positive [Read More]

February 23rd, 2010|

Baby News

When is your chubby baby too chubby? ( *Click here to read more* A new study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics has concluded that "the critical period for preventing childhood during the first two years of a child's life and for many by three months of age." It's the first study to identify [Read More]

February 16th, 2010|

Irvine Health Foundation Technology Enhancement Grant

MOMS Orange County received $18,000 from the Irvine Health Foundation under its Technology/IT Initiative to support technology enhancements which increase capacity and data security. Like many non-profits serving their communities in this rapidly advancing world of information access and social networks, technology is an integral part of MOMS Orange County operations.  Serving 3,700 new mothers [Read More]

February 9th, 2010|

Community Collaboration – Early Head Start

MOMS Orange County will be part of a new community partnership that will focus on providing needed services to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families in Santa Ana. A  two-year, $3.2 million grant to Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Child Development Services from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of [Read More]

February 3rd, 2010|
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