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Infant Mortality Collaborative Effort

ADPH is working on a collaborative effort, the Alabama Perinatal Excellence Collaborative (APEC), to lower infant mortality and improve maternal and infant health in Alabama. The March of Dimes has funded the PEACE-P smart phone app that provides obstetric providers with easy access to APEC guidelines at the point of care.

Regional Perinatal Advisory Council (RPAC) News and Events

For meeting dates and information from individual regions, visit Regions and Directors and choose the region you are interested in.

Health Observances and Events in 2015

Date

Observance/Event

April - throughout 2015

March for Babies Walks
This annual event supports community programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. Visit the March of Dimes to find an event and join or start a team.

July

International Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month
Group B streptococcus is the leading cause of meningitis and blood infection in newborns. In regions where awareness and prevention efforts have been implemented, infant deaths from GBS have decreased as much as 70%. To learn about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects, visit Group B Strep International.

August 14

Alabama Perinatal Conference
UAB Alumni House
1301 10th Avenue South Birmingham
Registration and syllabus now available for free download

August 26

Alabama Safe Sleep Outreach Project
Satellite Conference and Live Webcast
10:00 - 11:30 am Central Time
Faculty:  Stacy D. Scott, PhD, MPA, LSW
Brochure available for download,
Registration now open.

August 28

Breastfeeding:  The Choice of a Lifetime
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation
855 East South Blvd.
Montgomery
CEUs and CERPs applied for
Brochure available for free download

September

Infant Mortality Awareness Month
During September, the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) along with several organizations seek to promote the effectiveness of programs and efforts to reduce infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes by raising awareness about infant mortality in the U.S. Learn more about the Office of Minority Health's A Healthy Baby Begins with Two! - Minority Fathers Fight Infant Mortality Campaign.

September 24 - 25

Save the Date
Birth and Beyond: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
OB/Pediatric Conference
Presented by
RMC Anniston OB Services
Oxford Civic Center
Oxford
More information will follow.
Contact organizers by email.

October 15

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
A day to promote awareness, education, and support for grieving parents and loved ones nationwide and worldwide. Visit Remembering Our Babies for support and educational resources.

October 26

Walk to Remember
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A candlelighting service followed by a short walk to the Little Ones Memory Garden.  The Walk is open to families who have experienced an infant loss, including miscarriage, and their families, friends, and those who work in the area of support.  For more detailed information email Susanne Lambert.

November

Prematurity Awareness Month
The March of Dimes national Prematurity Campaign seeks to address the increasing rate of prematurity by raising awareness and funding more research to identify the causes of premature birth.