Sunday, March 14, 2010


On March 5th, Becca Stevens was honored by MIHOW (Maternal Infant Health Worker) last Friday for her role in mentoring women in the community.

The MIHOW Program’s mission is to stimulate the birth and growth of low-cost, parent-to-parent interventions that improve health and child development for low-income families. Using local women as its primary staff, MIHOW is a partnership between the Vanderbilt University Center for Health Services (CHS) and community-based organizations in five states: Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

These local women — mothers who are trusted locally for their energy, integrity, compassion, and commitment to their community — visit pregnant women and families with young children up to three years of age in their home to promote healthy living and self-sufficiency.

The program gives awards to three outstanding woman mentors each year. Pictured above are (L-R): Tonya Elkins, MIHOW Director; Reverend Becca Stevens; Laura Faber, Mistress of Ceremonies.

photo by Patti Walters
story by Carolyn Snell

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