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Women’s Healthcare Challenges in Maryland: Infant Mortality and Low Birthweight Babies
May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Recently rated number 1 in the nation for women’s well-being, Maryland has an infant mortality rate approximately twice the rate of the best state, as rated in the 2012 Congressional Research Service report. There is a disconnect between Maryland’s obvious assets and the tragedy of infant mortality and developmentally disadvantaged children.
Maryland NOW is working with state and local departments and organizations to focus attention on this disconnect and to develop a statewide coalition to support successful prevention and remediation programs.
While Maryland has made progress, thanks to Governor O’Malley’s initiatives, African-American babies are still dying at almost twice the rate of white babies.
Maryland teachers are delivering the remediation, but all Maryland organizations need to see which pieces of the prevention part we can work on. Join us to find out what YOU can do!
Speakers from Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Department of Education, County Health Officers from Montgomery County and the Eastern Shore, the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition, State and County Elected Officials and many more will help us untangle this complicated problem – and develop solutions.
Registration begins at 9:30 am. Join us for bagels and coffee.
Lunch at noon (included in registration fee).
Fees: MCEA and NOW Members: $35, Non-members: $45; Students: $20
Register through the Maryland NOW website through May 13. Please pre-register through our web site to guarantee availability of your lunch. For more information, visit http://marylandnow.org/events/annual-state-meeting/
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