In recent years, the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services and Guilford County government as a whole have been putting a lot of effort into preventing infant mortality in the county.
County officials are encouraging everyone interested to take part in a virtual summit later this month that will be focused on addressing this problem.
“Every Baby Guilford,” a program of Guilford County and its community partners, will host the virtual event: “Crucial Conversations: The State of Infant Mortality in Guilford County.” The presentation and discussion, which will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, will present new infant mortality data for Guilford County.
Congresswoman Alma Adams will be the keynote speaker for the event.
According to a press release announcing the virtual summit, it is meant “to re-inspire the bold goal of reducing infant mortality disparities by half by the year 2026.” The event will also celebrate “the collective action movement currently underway by building collaborative solutions that centers and works together with the community to disrupt longstanding health outcomes and racial disparities throughout Guilford County.”
In 2019, there were 6,045 babies born in Guilford County – and 56 of them didn’t live to see a first birthday.
Jean Workman, the program manager for Every Baby Guilford, stated that the event will include an update on the 2021 Momnibus Act. That’s a federal bill directed toward reducing infant mortality – particularly deaths among minorities, veterans, and other “vulnerable populations.” The Momnibus Act also addresses maternal health issues related to COVID-19.
Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston has frequently spoken at commissioner meetings on the need for Guilford County to do absolutely everything in its power to reduce infant mortality and meet the goal of at least cutting it in half in five years.
Alston will speak at the February 24 virtual event.
This week, Alston said the Guilford County commissioners have named infant mortality “one of our top priorities” and he added that the board is focused on reducing “the high disparity rates for black families in our community” when it comes to infant mortality.
Registration for the virtual event is “strongly encouraged” for those planning on watching. They can do at the following Zoom Link:
The event will also be live streamed on the Every Baby Guilford Facebook page and Guilford County Government Facebook page.
Anyone seeking more information about Every Baby Guilford or this event should visit www.everybabyguilford.org.
I bet they ignore the statistics on those who’s mothers took the covid jabs. Likely won’t include miscarriage either. Anytime Skip uses the word disparity, hold on to your wallet! His nose should reach California by now if he were Pinocchio.
Easy to ignore data that doesn’t exist!
Miscarriages are NEVER counted in infant mortality studies because the epidemiological goal is to gain information on the neonate population of actual living, breathing HUMANS and not a random collection of fetal gametes that inhabit the uteri of a population. The very DEFINITION of infant mortality is number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births, ergo they study the population of those who receive BIRTH CERTIFICATES The study of pregnancy mortality/morbidity would require knowing the status of every woman’s uterus throughout said area, and is meaningless. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur very early in pregnancy — before pregnancy is suspected or verified. As a liberty loving American, I’m SURE you didn’t suggest you want government to collect and monitor the condition of every womb in the area and issue CONCEPTION CERTIFICATES, do you? Or do you belong to a fetus cult that makes it their business to survey and control every pregnancy to ensure it comes to term, then abandon child and mother to their own devices by denying them pediatric care and other services?
I’ve read that’s what is done in China. Boy you sure seem to be knowledgeable on the subject. Keep us informed eh comrade
Interestingly enough our greatest president (that would be Ronald Wilson Reagan to any libtards who seem confused) once said “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” No cults here, but personally I just don’t value the opinions of others, especially those who don’t value life itself. Have you ever seen a 17 week old at delivery gasping for air? Many of us have. We’ve seen some make it to adulthood as well. Go sniff rotten fish someplace else.