For Professionals: Spotlight on Every Woman Southeast

If you are not yet familiar with Every Woman Southeast, it’s time to get acquainted!

The Every Woman Southeast initiative was originally founded to establish a multi-state partnership to better address maternal and child health issues in the southeastern U.S. The eight-state region, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississppi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, historically posts high rates of infant mortality and morbidity, chronic disease, STIs, obesity, unplanned pregnancy and poverty. Through broad partnerships and activities, the project hopes to improve the wellness of all women of reproductive age through innovative programming, and ultimately create a healthier family, community and region.

The Every Woman Southeast website features a wealth of inforamtion, with links to professional trainings, information on upcoming confereces and continuing education opportunities, a blog, and several links to outside resources covering topics like preconception, the life-course approach, healthy weight, reproductive heatlh, mental wellness, case management adn care coordination and interconception.

Additionally, Every Woman Southeast recently annoucnced a funding award of $875,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that will support the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of eight community-based projects grounded in the life course model and focused on addressing racial inequities and improving preconception health for low income women and men. Project leardership will meet next week in North Carolina to discuss an implementation plan for grant monies. Congratulations to Every Woman Southeast on this wonderful opportunity!

To connect with Every Woman Southeast, visit their website, follow them on Facebook or sign up for their e-newsletter.