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News and Events

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 a smart phone app that provides obstetric providers with easy access to APEC guidelines at the point of care, as well as an app for patients, My Family Plan.

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

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.

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.

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.

January 26-27

Breastfeeding Educator Course
Presented by the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee
Free of charge
Registration 7:30 am each day
Coffee and light breakfast provided, snacks and lunch on your own
Meets the required education component of nursing training required by Baby Friendly USA.
Skill hours (5) must be obtained through your facility.  For more information see brochure
Register online

April 20-21, 2017

Save the Date
Twenty-sixth Annual Continuing Education Conference
USA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Daphne Civic Center
Daphne


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