Free community baby shower planned in Dayton

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Free health screenings and diapers will be given out at a community baby shower planned in Dayton.

Molina Healthcare, which manages Medicaid and Medicare plans, is hosting the event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dakota Center.

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The event at 33 Barnett St. is designed to help new and expectant mothers to get maternal health materials, in light of Ohio’s high infant mortality rate of 7.4 deaths per 1,000 live births as of 2016.

The event will include free health screenings, diaper giveaways, raffle prizes like a crib, and information on car seat safety, infant safe sleep and more.

Registration is preferred but not required. Attendees can register ahead of time by calling 937-228-8961.

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