Thursday, January 24, 2008

FAMU Black Infant Health Alliance to Develop an Action Plan for Florida

The Florida A&M University Black Infant Health Alliance will host a one-day summit and community forum on black infant mortality on Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will bring together child advocates, local leaders and national experts including Dr. Jack Turman, the founder and director of the Center for Premature Infant Health and Development at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

Presentations and discussion will cover the challenges to addressing black infant mortality will offer and promising approaches used by California to address the issue. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a plan of action for Leon County and the surrounding area.

Moderators will be Cynthia Hughes Harris, FAMU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Joseph Webster, president for the Institute of African-American Health, Inc.

The meeting will begin following a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will also be served. This meeting is free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. Please register online at

What: Meeting on Black Infant Mortality

Who: Child advocates and leaders in minority infant health including

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008

Where: Florida A&M University New College of Pharmacy Building
1415 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

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