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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 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



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.


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.


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

Birth and Beyond: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
OB/Pediatric Conference
Presented by
RMC Anniston OB Services
Oxford Civic Center
CEUs, CERPs, Social Work hours applied for
Brochure now available.
Contact organizers by email.

October 2

The Wyatt Parker Memorial Conference
Grief Sensitivity Seminar
Gundersen Health System in partnership with Brookwood Medical Center
Vestavia Hills Country Club
400 Beaumont Drive
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Brochure now available
Further details by email

October 3

Baby & Maternity Expo
Free to attend
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
RSA Alabama Activity Center
201 Dexter Avenue
Brochure now available
Further details online
To exhibit call 205-440-2229

October 11

"Shining Stars"
Sixth Annual October 15th Ceremony for
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
3:00 pm
Huntsville Hospital's Corporate University
Email october15huntsville@gmail.com for more information
Brochure now available

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 15

Candlelight Memorial
In Honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day
No charge to attend
Registration 6:00 pm
Program Start 6:30 pm
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
1 Museum Drive
Brochure now available

October 23

16th Annual Perinatal Conference
Presented by Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
7:30 am - 12:45 pm or
7:30 am - 4:45 pm
Dowdle Center, Huntsville
Registration online
Brochure with agenda now available

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.


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.

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