From the Florida Department of Health in Orange County
September is National Infant Death Awareness Month, a time to reflect on what we can do to ensure every baby has a healthy start and celebrate their first birthday and beyond.
The Orange County Florida Department of Health, along with the Orange County Healthy Start Coalition, is hosting a FREE Maternal and Child Health Summit theme “Welcome to ONE! » The event is open to moms-to-be, moms of children up to one year old, dads and other mom and baby supporters.
Held September 17 at the Marriott Orlando Downtown, the goal of this event is to improve the health and well-being of moms, babies and families through education and empowerment.
Summit workshops will cover infant CPR, breastfeeding and nutrition, safe sleep/sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and fatherhood.
Event guests will receive gifts, breakfast, lunch, free health checks and valet parking. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about health and community resources that will help them on their parenting journey.
Pre-registration for the event is required. Visit Eventbrite.com at: https://healthybabyorange.eventbrite.com or by calling (407) 723-5004.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Marriott Downtown Orlando (free valet parking)
400 W. Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801
Every baby deserves a first birthday. In 2021, Orange County’s infant mortality rate for Black/African American infants was 9.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. For Hispanic/Latino infants, the rate was 3.9 per 1,000 live births and 3.8 for white infants.
Infant mortality can be caused by birth defects, premature birth or low birth weight, maternal pregnancy complications, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or injuries such as suffocation.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, strives to protect, promote, and improve the health of all Florida residents through integrated state, county, and from the community.
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