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Saving Our Nation's Babies: Impact of the Federal Healthy Start Initiative

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month and this year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Federal Healthy Start Initiative. To commemorate the month and celebrate 20 years of accomplishments, the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) is holding a briefing to highlight the work of three Healthy Start projects who have demonstrated a reduction in their community's infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes. NHSA will also release its newest publication at the briefing, which focuses the work of the overall Initiative and the Association. 


Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


The National Press Club
First Amendment Room, 13th Floor
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045


Join NHSA for a briefing to learn about the work of Healthy Start projects within communities across the U.S. to improve infant mortality and the health and well-being of disadvantaged families.


  • Estrellita "Lo" Berry, MA, LTFP, Board President, National Healthy Start Association
  • Stacey Cunningham, MSW, MPH, Executive Director, National Healthy Start Association
  • Alma Roberts, MPH, FACHE, President and CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start
  • Rebecca Coughlin, MPH, Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Julius Desmariñas, MS, MA, MPhil, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership (Updated 9/7/11)
  • Hamisu Salihu MD, PhD,University of South Florida
  • Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (Updated 9/7/11)
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Invited)

Space is limited. Please visit http://bit.ly/BriefingRSVP to RSVP for the event by September 7, 2011. For questions and more information, feel free to contact NHSA at info@nationalthealthystart.org or (202) 296-2195. For press inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Perry at (202) 296-2195 or eperry@nationalhealthystart.org.