National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
As part of Infant Mortality Awareness Month activities, National Infant Mortality Spokesperson Tonya Lewis Lee will visit Jacksonville on Wednesday and Thursday.
Ms. Lee will meet with physicians and other health care providers at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF/Shands Jacksonville to discuss their roles in improving birth outcomes. The theme of Infant Mortality Awareness Month in 2011 is “A Healthy Baby Begin with You. . .and Us – Health Care Providers Take on Infant Mortality”.
Ms. Lee, an avid proponent of breastfeeding, will also meet with staff at Baptist Medical Center to learn more about its support for breastfeeding employees. The program recently received a Gold Award from the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition.
She will tour the OB Clinic at UF/Shands and meet with local barbers involved with the Barbers for Babies initiative during her two-day visit.
On Thursday, Ms. Lee will open the Preconception Peer Educator Training sponsored by UNF, the Healthy Start Coalition and Edward Waters College. More than 50 college students will participate in the training and become part of a national network working on campuses and in communities to reduce health disparities.
Check out the Ms. Lee’s interview with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s NewPublicHealth about the campaign, infant mortality and raising awareness in the community.
- What: Preconception Peer Educator training. The program is part of the Office of Minority Health’s “A Healthy Baby Begins With You” campaign, which began in 2007. The purpose of the program is to enlist college students as peer educators not only on college campuses but also in the community at large, to help disseminate essential preconception health messages.
- When: Thursday, September 15 from 8am-4pm
- Where: UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville 32224
For more information or to register, visit the Coalition’s PPE Web site.
Voice’s for America’s Children is hosting a webinar entitled “Men’s Health and Paternal Involvement: An Essential Asset for Improving Pregnancy Outcomes” on September 14 at 2 pm.
The webinar will include guest presenter Jermane Bond, Ph.D., Research Associate with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand the historical and contemporary aspects of paternal involvement.
- Identify basic components of preconception care for men.
- Discuss the importance of preconception care and reproductive life planning for men.
- Identify pathways and advocacy recommendations for improving paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for login information.
“The Truth about Becky and Teddy,” a teen and young adult health summit, will be held at First Timothy Baptist Church on September 17 from 9am to 2pm.
The event is free to the public and includes lunch. There will be a special session for adults.
The summit is hosted by the Duval County Health Department’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Programs and First Timothy Baptist Church. The church is located at 12103 Biscayne Blvd., JAcksonville, FL 32218.
A webinar from the “Hot Topics in Infant Safe Sleep” series will be available September 7 from 3 to 4:30 pm.
The webinar will feature Dr. Rachel Moon and focus on multiples, crib sharing and breastfeeding.
Click here to register.
The webinar will be followed by a live Q/A with Dr. Moon. This is a broadcast of the 4 hour pre-conference workshop held at the 2010 ASIP-PLIDA International Conference and funded by The CJ Foundation for SIDS.
The webinar is sponsored by the National SUID Project IMPACT, National SUID Resource Center, National SUID Program Support Center, National Center for Cultural Competence.