Ways to Support a New Mom
Mothers, partners, grandmothers, friends, pastors and other community leaders can support Mom in her new role.
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 communit
3. Be responsible for educating at least 10 more community member
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.
Donations to CelebrateOne will go towards our direct outreach to new moms, fund our public education campaigns and help us purchase cribs so that every baby in central Ohio has a safe place to sleep.
Donations may be made to:
CelebrateOne Community Fund
CelebrateOne Community Health Worker Training
Help Your Community
Do you live or work in one of the following zip codes: 43203, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43211, 43215, 43222, 43223, 43224, 43204, 43229, 43231, 43219, 43227, and 43232? Do you want to help save babies in your community? You can do this AND gain valuable education!
Apply to become a Community Health Worker (CHW) and receive training and a certification to help educate residents in Columbus neighborhoods that face high rates of infant mortality and other health challenges.
We need EVERYONE! Men, women, seniors and young adults age 18 and over.
Free Training & CHW Certification Participation in the program includes:
Complete 12-14 weeks of paid training with
The Ohio State University’s College of Nursing
Community Health Worker Certification Program
Complete 130 hours of paid service with a
Community Based Organization, during the 12-14
Support for long-term employment in health
related fields through workforce development
and continuing education
Connect to a growing movement in Columbus
Fill out a program application online or learn more about the Community Health Worker training on the program website or