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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 2016

Date

Observance/Event

February - throughout 2016

S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner Courses at Huntsville Hospital Women & Children
Presented in a didactive/interactive format, S.T.A.B.L.E. is a concise, directive tool to help organize the details and interventions necessary to provide initial care to sick or premature infants. 
Course times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course dates below:
February 16
April 5
June 21
August 16
October 1
Online registration available
See brochure for more information

April - throughout 2016

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.

April 4-10

National Public Health Week
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association
During the first full week of April, APHA brings together communities to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
More information online

April 16

Save the Date
Andalusia Regional Hospital
50th Anniversary celebration

April 21- 25

Brookwood Cruisin' for Contact hours 2016
Sponsored by Brookwood Women's Medical Center
Educational opportunities for all specialties
20 Contact hours available
Registration information
Itinerary
Cruise Ship:  Carnival Triumph
Destination:  Cozumel, Mexico

April 22

Protecting Children: The Child, the System and the Professional
A Mini-Conference hosted by The Family Sunshine Center
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Archibald Center, 115 E. Jefferson Street, Montgomery, Alabama
Registration fee $15.00
3.5 hours of Social Work and General CEUs applied for through Auburn Montgomery
Registration information

April 23

Babypalooza
Baby & Maternity Expo
Where:  Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
When:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free admission
Register for prize drawings

April 28

An Update on 'Neonatal Resuscitation Program'
Along with Hands-on Training
Sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
This course will include lectures and hands-on training based on current Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines.
Where:  Grand Hotel Marriott - Salon A, Point Clear
Instructor Course:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Provider Course:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration information

May 18

Direct On Scene Education (DOSE) a Baby Safe Sleep Initiative
Guntersville Department of Human Resources Building
1:30 pm
An innovative approach to provide first responders with the tools to identify safe sleep hazards while responding to emergency and non-emergency calls.  Training will be provided for local first responders and other groups who work to protect children.

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.

July 22

Save the Date
2016 UAB Perinatal Conference
Sponsored by University of Alabama Birmingham
Division of Neonatology
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham
For more information call 205-934-4680

August 19

21st Annual Alabama Perinatal Conference
Grandview Conference Center
3690 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham
Save the Date, more information to follow

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.

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.

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.

November 17

World Prematurity Day
Pledge Purple to take action in the fight against premature birth.


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