Florida Healthy Babies is a collaborative statewide initiative designed to positively influence social determinants of health and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality.
By Jacob Engels
The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County’s (DOH-Seminole) Florida Healthy Babies program invites the community to attend the Florida Healthy Babies: A Community Conversation event.
This free event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Lake Mary Events Center located at 260 N. Country Club Rd. in Lake Mary.
“The health of moms and babies in Seminole county is of utmost importance. This community conversation event includes important discussions among parents and community partners to help improve birth outcomes and prevent infant mortality.
Topics include preventing birth defects, receiving preconception and pre-natal care as well as creating a safe infant sleep environment, all which help reduce a baby’s risk of infant mortality,” said Donna Walsh, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.
This community conversation will provide an opportunity for attendees to receive advice from experts on the best practices to keep baby and mom healthy. Participants can also learn about other existing resources in the community. Lunch will be provided.
Florida Healthy Babies is a collaborative statewide initiative designed to positively influence social determinants of health and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality. Florida has experienced declining infant mortality rates; however, disparities persist.
The Florida Healthy Babies Initiative engages Florida’s 67 county health departments as well as other public and private sector partners to identify, evaluate, prioritize and address health disparities with evidence based-interventions.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.