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Health and Aging Affinity Group: A Discussion with the NJ DOH to Support Improved Maternal and Infant Health

Health and Aging Affinity Group: A Discussion with the NJ DOH to Support Improved Maternal and Infant Health

When: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Where: 
Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
$35.00
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Hear the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) discuss their  “Healthy Women, Healthy Families ” (HWHF) Initiative that aims to decrease disparities in birth outcomes and reduce black infant mortality.

According to the NJ DOH, the infant mortality rate for black infants is more than three times that of white infants, and black women are more than four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women. In order to address such drastic racial disparities, the NJ DOH is providing $4.3 million in grant funding to improve access to the following quality perinatal services: doulas, group prenatal care, father-focused programming, and breastfeeding support. Furthermore, the HWHF initiative emphasizes the importance of addressing social determinants of health such as economic disadvantage, unemployment, limited education, housing instability, nutrition, and exercise.

Many of these deaths are preventable and racial disparities can be narrowed. Join us in the new year to talk about potential partnerships with the Department of Health and steps your foundation can take to help improve maternal and infant health outcomes in the state. After the presentation, there will be time for funders to talk amongst themselves.

Cost: Free for CNJG Members/$35 for Non Member Grantmakers
Breakfast will be served.
This program is open to grantmakers only.

CNJG sincerely thanks our Health and Aging Affinity Group co-chairs, Renie Carniol from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care and Diane Hagerman from NJ Health Initiatives of RWJF, Atiya Weiss, Alex Maul, and Elisabeth Mayer from the Burke Foundation, and Raquel Jeffers from the Nicholson Foundation for working together to bring CNJG members this program.

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