Monday, June 13, 2016

Franklin County Announces Florida Healthy Babies Community Meeting


Apalachicola, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County is pleased to announce it will be hosting a community meeting to discuss Florida Healthy Babies. Florida Healthy Babies is a collaborative statewide initiative designed to positively influence social determinants of health and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality. The meeting will take place at Holy Family Senior Center on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m.

“Although the infant mortality rate in Franklin County remains relatively low, the loss of even one child is a tragedy,” said Marsha Lindeman, Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf Counties. “This meeting brings opportunities to partner with local organizations and programs that play a role in improving health outcomes for Franklin County Babies. We want every baby born in our County to be a healthy baby.”

Recently, the department invested $1.4 million in the Florida Healthy Babies initiative, which is an effort of the department’s Health Equity Program Council. The Council focuses on helping all Floridians achieve health equity, or the highest level of health. Part of the funding provided to all 67 counties supports a localized enhanced data analysis of infant mortality to share at a community-action planning meeting to address disparities in infant mortality.

What: Florida Department of Health in Franklin County Florida Healthy Babies Community Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. EST

Where: Holy Family Senior Center - 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320