Real Men Onboard (RMO)
The Real Men Onboard (RMO) mission is to empower men to take charge in understanding there mutual responsibility in the reduction of infant mortality and (S)pacing** issues. RMO is free 12-Week course (Location: YMCA Melrose, Walnut Hills) focusing men within Hamilton County, that aligns each participant with the proper resources to effectively assist before, during, and after, the duration of a women’s pregnancy. Participants engage once a week for one-hour and a half, learning the [specifics] from enthusiastic agencies and educators who have knowledgeable experience within pre-identified focus areas.
Furthermore, each participant will also receive an iPad, at no cost, for the duration of the program, allowing for the completion of online learning, PhotoVoice, reward incentive participation, and immediate access to a library of available resources.
**Spacing Wait at least 12 months between pregnancies to lower the risk of preterm birth.
Our Reasons Why
Why We Do We What We Do! It's Time To Take Charge!
Moms in Hamilton County who Experience Post-Partum Depression45.8%
Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index - Obese (BMI>=30)25.9%
% Increased Likelihood to Have a Preterm Birth if You Are on Medicaid in Hamilton County60%
Cincinnati Children Who Live Below the Poverty Line46.3%
Pregnancies in Hamilton County to Moms Who Were Assisted by Medicaid50%
Areas of Focus
As science continues to discover what causes defects and preterm births, we know fathers can help lower the risk by understanding their mutual responsibility in the categories below.
Intention to Pregnancy
Physical Health & Wellness
Barriers & Facilitators
Mental Health & Wellness
Our Team Leaders
The People That Make It Happen!
Joshua ReidFounder, Real Men Onboard
Beth McNeillAssociate Director, Cradle Cincinnati
Our Lead Agency
Our vision is that every child born in Hamilton County will reach his or her first birthday.
Areas of Focus
Spacing: increasing the time between pregnancies.
Evidence shows that premature birth is more likely if Mom gets pregnant less than 12 months after giving birth to her last child.
Smoking: reducing tobacco use.
Evidence shows that tobacco use increases the likelihood of premature birth and birth defects.
Sleep: improving safe sleep practices.
Evidence shows that babies sleep safest when they sleep Alone, on their Backs and in a Crib.
Communications: Reaching women with simple, actionable messages that empower them to make healthy choices.
Medical: Improving care so that doctors provide standardized evidence-based care without judgment.
Community: Meeting families where they are so that they receive quality information from the people they trust the most.
Elizabeth Kelly, MD Co-founder & Physician Lead, Women’s Health
Jim Greenberg, MD Co-founder & Physician Lead, Infant Health
Ryan Adcock Executive Director
Eric Hall Data Director
Beth McNeill Associate Director
Ryan Mulligan Special Projects Manager
Lindsey Cencula Cradle Cincinnati Connections Director
Christie Carlson Maternal Smoking Cessation Health Educator
Jessica Seeberger Project Specialist
Helping Our People
Pregnancy can sometimes be hard. Having a new born baby can feel overwhelming. Even small signs of support can make a big difference. Here’s how you can help today.
Facts & Data
Stay current with our progress!
Why do we have such a high number of infant deaths in Cincinnati? Our report tracks the impact of more than 20 measures of pregnancy health and infant health.
We partner with Hamilton County Public Health to report monthly on our county’s infant mortality rate.
Hamilton County five-year infant mortality rates broken down by zip code. Rates cover 2010-2014.
A guide to how we define the infant and maternal health measures tracked in our report.
Our Contact Details
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Cincinnati, OH 45229
3333 Burnet Avenue
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