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Ways to Help a New Mom

New moms are looking to their mothers, grandmothers, friends, pastors and other community leaders for advice on raising their new baby.

CelebrateOne has resources that can ensure you are providing a new mom with accurate information that will make a difference.

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CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassadors

If you are interested in helping moms-to-be and new moms and babies in your community, we can give you the training and resources to take action.

Become a CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador to start saving Columbus babies today.

Sleep-related deaths cause too many babies to die in our community, and we can avoid them if we remember our ABCs. Babies must sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in an empty Crib free of bumpers, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals. 

To spread this message far-and-wide, making the ABCs of Safe Sleep the norm in Columbus, join the CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador Program.

As a CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador, you will:

  1. Attend one training course taught by Columbus Public Health Infant Safe Sleep Experts, who will teach you the basics of infant safe sleep
  2. Be empowered as a safe sleep advocate in your community
  3. Be responsible for educating at least 10 more community members
  4. Become an integral part of helping Columbus reduce its infant mortality rate

As a CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador, you can choose how you will teach others about safe sleep. You can share your knowledge informally in everyday conversations with friends, family, co-workers, or in a more formal way by holding organized group meetings at work, churches, schools, community centers… it’s up to you!  

Columbus Public Health  leads CelebrateOne’s infant safe sleep initiative.  The CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador trainings will be conducted by Columbus Public Health infant safe sleep experts Nikki Jenkins and Karen Gray-Medina.

For any questions or to RSVP for a training, email CelebrateOneSSA@columbus.gov, or call 614-645-5872

Celebrate One Connector Corps


Help Your Community

Do you live in one of the following zip codes: 43203, 43204 43205, 43206, 43207, 43211, 43215 (west of the river), 43219 43222, 43223, 43224, 43227, 43229, 43231, and 43232? Do you want to help save babies in your community?  If so, you can AND gain valuable education and work experience!

Apply to be a CelebrateOne Connector Corps member and receive Community Health Worker training and certification to serve a Columbus neighborhood with a high infant mortality rate and health challenges.

We need EVERYBODY! Men, women, seniors and adults age 18 and over can all make a difference.



Free Training and Paid Internship

Participation in the program includes:

  • 12-14 weeks of paid training with The Ohio State University’s College of Nursing Community Health Worker Certification Program.
  • Up to 1,070 hours of part-time, paid internship experience through December 21, 2018.
  • Support for long-term employment in health related fields through workforce development and continuing education.
  • Connection to a growing movement in Columbus.


This initiative is a partnership of CelebrateOne, United Health Foundation, Columbus Public Health, and The Ohio State University College of Nursing.