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

Teach You!
Childbirth Educator Seminars
December 27-29
Become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)
CNE credits also available for experienced educators.
Brochure available

April - throughout 2017
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.

November 8
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
Presented by Huntsville Hospital Women & Children
for healthcare workers involved with the stabilization and transport of neonates
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
See brochure for cost and contact hours

International 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. Learn more about the Office of Minority Health's A Healthy Baby Begins with Two! - Minority Fathers Fight Infant Mortality Campaign.

September 14-15
Breastfeeding Educator Workshop
Sponsored by Brookwood Baptist Health
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Nursing CEUs available
CERPs approved
See brochure for cost and registration information

October 13
Birth & Beyond 2017 Conference
Obstetrical Care: When the Old Becomes New Again
Oxford Civic Center
Brochure available for registration and fee information.
CEUs applied for.

October 13
18th Annutal Perinatal Conference
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dowdle Center in HUntsville, Alabama
presented by Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
CEUs available
Brochure available

Infant Mortality Panel Discussion
October 17
Birmingham CrossPlex
2331 Bessemer Road
Please RSVP by email to
Brochure available

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.

October 29
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.  In collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD, ADPH, community leaders and other organizations are partnering together to declare Sunday October 29th as SIDS Sunday. Free resources are available to educate about SIDS and other sleep-related causes of death.

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 3
22nd Annual Alabama Perinatal Conference
From the Delivery and Beyond: Reducing Prematurity
Sponsored by the March of Dimes
Grandview Medical Conference Center
3690 Grandview Parkway
Brochure and registration form now available
Register today:

November 16-17
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Madison Hospital Classroom
8375 Highway 72W
Brochure available with registration details

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

January 26, 2018
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN's)
Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring Course
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Hospital
8375 Highway 72W
Brochure available with details

Page last updated: October 25, 2017