Study shows infant death risk increased among babies born before 40 weeks

Babies born at their full gestational age — 39 weeks — are less likely to die than those born just two weeks earliers, according to a new study. The study was…

3rd National Summit on Preconception Health and Healthcare

When: June 12-14, 2011 Location: Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL Time: The Preconception Summit is sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances…

NEFL Healthy Start Coalition — June Coalition Meeting

When: June 16, 2011 Location: Early Learning Coalition, 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr., Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Time: 9 am

FIMR — June Meeting

When: June 7, 2011 Location: Healthy Start Coalition Conference Room, 644 Cesery Blvd., Ste. 210, Jacksonville, FL 32211 Time: 12-2:30pm

NEFL Teen Pregnancy Task Force — June Meeting

When: June 8, 2011 Location: Location: Shands Jacksonville Learning Resource Center, Birch Cherry Room, 653 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209 Time: 4-5:30 pm

Northeast Florida KidCare Steering Council — June Meeting

When: June 1, 2011 Location: CMS Building, 2nd Floor Small Conference Room, 910 N. Jefferson St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Time: 10 am

Baker County Infant Mortality Task Force — June Meeting

When: June 10, 2011 Location: Baker County Health Department, Conference Room, 480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny, FL Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

St. Johns Infant Mortality Task Force — May Meeting

When: May 20, 2011 Location: St. Johns County Health Department, Conference Room A, 1955 US 1 South, St. Augustine Time: 3-5pm

Jacksonville Birthing Project receives March of Dimes grant

The March of Dimes Florida Chapter awarded a $3,000 community grant to the Jacksonville Birthing Project, a Coalition initiative, for the program’s second annual baby shower. The baby shower is…

Preliminary 2010 stats show continued improvement in infant health

Provisional state data on births and deaths show another decrease in infant mortality in Northeast Florida for 2010. Between January-December 2010 the region had an infant mortality rate of 7.3…