News and Events

Infant Mortality Collaborative Effort

ADPH is working on a collaborative effort, the Alabama Perinatal Excellence Collaborative (APEC), to lower infant mortality and improve maternal and infant health in Alabama. The March of Dimes has funded a smart phone app that provides obstetric providers with easy access to APEC guidelines at the point of care, as well as an app for patients, My Family Plan.

Regional Perinatal Advisory Council (RPAC) News and Events

For meeting dates and information from individual regions, visit Regions and Directors and choose the region you are interested in.

Health Observances and Events

January 26, 2018
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN's)
Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring Course
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Madison Hospital
8375 Highway 72W
Brochure available with details

February 15, 2018
Gift of Life Foundation presents Gift of Life Connected Parents Connected Kids
A workshop on evidence-based intervention to help professionals engage parents and caregivers about the impact of trauma exposures including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CST)
1800 Halcyon Blvd, Montgomery
See the brochure and register to attend

March 16, 2018
Advanced Practice Update for the Lactation Consultant
Women's 6th Floor Classroom
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Advanced Practice Update for the Lactation Consultant

March 24, 2018
Babypalooza, Baby & Maternity Expo
Northport Civic Center
10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Event Poster

March 30, 2018
Addressing Alabama's Breastfeeding Rates:
Encouraging and Supporting Alabama's Mothers to be Breastfeeding Champions
8:00am-3:15pm (Registration begins at 7:45am)
St. Vincent's East, Birmingham
2018 Conference

April - throughout 2018
March for Babies Walks
This annual event supports community programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. Visit the March of Dimes to find an event and join or start a team.

June 9, 2018
Gift of Life is sponsoring Fathers Matter, a Men's Health/Fatherhhod Summit at Hornet Stadium on June 9th from 9am-12pm. This event is free to the community and will include sessions on chronic disease affecting men, the imporrtance of fatherhood imvolvement, successful co-parenting and custody concerns. If interested, please see the Fathers Matter flyer for more information, or download and fill out the application.


Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month
Group B streptococcus is the leading cause of meningitis and blood infection in newborns. In regions where awareness and prevention efforts have been implemented, infant deaths from GBS have decreased as much as 70%. To learn about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects, visit Group B Strep International.

Infant Mortality Awareness Month
During September, the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) along with several organizations seek to promote the effectiveness of programs and efforts to reduce infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes by raising awareness about infant mortality in the U.S.

October 15
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
A day to promote awareness, education, and support for grieving parents and loved ones nationwide and worldwide. Visit Remembering Our Babies for support and educational resources.

Prematurity Awareness Month
The March of Dimes national Prematurity Campaign seeks to address the increasing rate of prematurity by raising awareness and funding more research to identify the causes of premature birth.

November 17
World Prematurity Day
Pledge Purple to take action in the fight against premature birth.

Page last updated: May 18, 2018