Meet Providence

Meet Providence, Rhode Island

June 21, 2019
One of the oldest cities in the U.S., Providence is also the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Grand historic buildings populate a thriving downtown and many delicious restaurants and cafes are within easy walking distance of City Hall (built 1878).
Safe, Effective Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes and Ticks

Safe, Effective Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes and Ticks

June 11, 2019
Mosquitoes seem to take over our yards this time of year. Mosquito control companies are offering treatments for suburban yards — twice monthly, yard-wide spraying — to kill both mosquitoes and ticks.
How the Green New Deal Helps Protect Babies’ Brains lead image

How the Green New Deal Helps Protect Babies’ Brains

February 8, 2019
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced their Green New Deal to address climate change and create jobs. If their joint resolution turns into new federal law and appropriations, it will also go a long way to protecting babies’ brains.
Baby in Cart

Shopping Toxic-Free for You and Baby

November 15, 2018
Are there toxic flame retardant chemicals in the padding of the Macy’s rocking chair you want to buy for the baby’s room? Is the Giant grocery store doing anything about the level of arsenic in the infant rice cereal they sell?
Chicago skyline, looking toward the lake

Calling All Cities!

November 21, 2017
What do Minneapolis, Dearborn, Salt Lake City and Seattle all have in common?
Hands cradling a newborn baby

Toxic Mercury and Your Baby’s Ability to Learn

September 29, 2017
It’s not the fishes’ fault. And it’s not the fault of women who eat the fish. But, millions of women of childbearing age who eat mercury contaminated fish have enough of the toxic chemicals in their bodies to harm a developing child.
Minneapolis skyline at dusk

Bright Cities Spotlight on Minneapolis, MN

June 9, 2017
From the moment I first learned of the Bright Cities program, I knew it would be a great fit for the City of Minneapolis. In 2014, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges instituted the Cradle to K Cabinet program, a major initiative focused on developing a plan to eliminate disparities for children in the City of Minneapolis, prenatally to three years old. With a significant overlap in missions between our city and with HBBF’s Bright Cities, our partnership has proven to be a great opportunity for us to help give babies the best start in life.