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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



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

February 29 - March 1

Breastfeeding Educator Workshop
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Brookwood Outpatient Therapy and Wellness Services
at Gold's Gym, Vestavia Hills
Fee: $145 (see brochure for discounts)
Continuing education credits available
Brochure and registration information available

March 2

2016 Perinatal Nursing Update
Sponsored by DCH Health System
Speaker - Maureen Gordon Shogan, MN, RNC
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Willard Auditorium
Conference fee $60
Continuing education credits approved
Brochure and registration information available

March 10

BEST - Breastfeeding Education Support Team
Spring Conference
Speaker - Dr. Frank Nice, consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding
CEUs and CERPs applied for
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Homewood Parks & Recreation
Brochure and registration information available

March 18

Save the Date
Direct On Scene Education (DOSE)
Training for first responders and others who work to protect children.
Montgomery County Health Department
Times to be determined
More information here

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 12

Communication Skills Workshop
to benefit the March of Dimes
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gold's Gym Vestavia
Approved for 6.0 Contact Hours for Nurses
Social Work CEUs and CERPs applied for
More information here

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
Cruise Ship:  Carnival Triumph
Destination:  Cozumel, Mexico


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.

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.


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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