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16 Feb
Linda

In the news today: Focus On African-American Babies Born Too Soon

Posted by Linda

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Nearly one in five African-American babies in Newark is born too soon, and a new community-based program announced today aims to help more of these babies be born healthy and full-term.

Today, the March of Dimes launched Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait®, a program to reduce preterm births in Newark.  Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait is a partnership of the March of Dimes, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the City of Newark Department of Child and Family Well Being, Newark Beth Israel, UMDNJ – The University Hospital and Newark Community Health Centers, conducted in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson. The primary goal of this partnership in Newark is to reduce the rate of singleton (one baby) preterm birth with particular concern for reducing preterm birth within the African-American community. The March of Dimes has been working with prenatal care providers and community-based organizations to select interventions and develop materials specifically for African-American women.

You can read the entire news release here.

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In the news today: Focus On African-American Babies Born Too Soon

Comment by kiwan fitch — March 8, 2012 @ 2:44 am

Very Cool!!

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