Independent Health Foundation Gets Grant to Help Moms Quit Smoking

The state chapter of the March of Dimes awarded a $43,174 grant to the Independent Health Foundation to support its new Baby & Me: Tobacco Free program.

The program was created to help curb tobacco use among pregnant and postpartum women in western New York. Eligible participants will receive at least four in-home prenatal cessation counseling sessions provided by community health outreach workers. After the birth of the baby, if the mother is smoke-free, she will receive a monthly voucher for diapers for up to six months.