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State of Champions - Alabama's Campaign for Healthy Babies

Sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Alabama Department of Public Health
January 10, 2014

The “State of Champions — Alabama’s Campaign for Healthy Babies” is meant to help reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancies, reduce the cost of ongoing healthcare needs of children and adults with special needs and disabilities, and improve the health of newborns and mothers by facilitating healthy spacing between pregnancies. This conference brought together health professionals from around the state to hear action plans and make a commitment to implement changes for healthier babies.

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Alabama's Campaign Article

Governor's Welcome

(12 minutes)

Bentley 

Governor Robert Bentley
State of Alabama

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Infant Mortality: Alabama's "State Plan"

(20 minutes)

 Williamson

Donald E. Williamson, MD
State Health Officer
Alabama Department of Public Health

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Handouts (4 pages)

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Life Course Perspective: A Context for Practice and a Call to Action

(54 minutes)

Wingate 

Martha Wingate, DrPH
Director
Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership Education Program
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Handouts (8 pages)

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Improving the Health of America's Mothers and Children: A Life Course Perspective

(30 minutes)

 Lu

Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH
Associate Administrator
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, Maryland

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Handouts (5 pages)

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Alabama's Collaborative Improvement and Innovations Network (COIIN) To Reduce Infant Mortality

(37 minutes)

Toms 

Rune Toms, MD
Medical Director
Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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