The First Things First Health Committee is to increase critical vision, hearing, nutrition, oral, and medical health services for children.  Because a child’s need for health services begins before they are even born, our focus begins with promoting health services for women while they are pregnant, and for their children through age five.  We know that the future success of our children in school and beyond is strongly linked to how healthy they are.  Research from many fields, including medicine, education, psychology, even economics, shows that a child’s health helps determine how fully developed his or her brain becomes.  This, in turn, impacts how well a child can learn as he or she grows older.

A child’s health can also affect a his or her social and emotional development, their risk of experiencing a developmental disability, and can even affect whether he or she will develop a chronic illness such as asthma or diabetes later in life.



First Things First is teaming up with Akron Children's Hospital to hold TWO Community Baby Showers in 2017!


Check back with us again soon for more details



Prevent the spread of flu in your home this season



The Health Committee encourages all families to get their flu shots! Flu vaccines are recommended for all people 6 months and older. Getting vaccinated can protect families against getting and spreading preventable diseases. Find out where you can get you flu shot below:



Attention: Pregnant and New Moms:

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