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First College to Community Health Outreach Week

The Week at a Glance

Date & Time Activity
Sunday, May 17, 2009
10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Church Outreach Day at World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Exit Disclaimer

Sunday, May 17, 2009
3:00 pm

Baby Land Pilgrimage and Rally Press Conference

Monday, May 18, 2009

High School Outreach Day
G.W. Carver High School Exit Disclaimer
Hollis F. Price Middle College High Exit Disclaimer
Southwind High School Exit Disclaimer

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Preconception Peer Educator Training at Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (MAHS) Exit Disclaimer

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
9:00 am

HIPAA Training

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
11:00 am

Community Canvass

Thursday, May 21, 2009
9:00 am - 11:00 am

NICU Visit at MED Center Hospital

Thursday, May 21, 2009
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Professional Conference
Innovations in Practice and Policy to End Infant Mortality Disparities
Location: Memphis Marriott Downtown Exit Disclaimer

Friday, May 22, 2009
8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Professional Conference
Innovations in Practice and Policy to End Infant Mortality Disparities

Saturday, May 23, 2009
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Community Health Event at World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Exit Disclaimer

Why Memphis?

The selection of Memphis, Tenn. as the site for this outreach week is more than warranted by the high rates of African American infant mortality in the state, and the need to emphasize the role of preconception health and care as a lifelong process that leads to a healthy life, a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a healthy family.

In Memphis in 2005, 144 infants, of all races and ethnicities, died before reaching their first birthday, an infant mortality rate of 13.0 per 1,000 live births; this is almost twice the national rate of 6.9 per 1,000 live births.

Black infants (18.5) were nearly 4 times as likely as white infants (5.2) to die during the first year of life during 2003-2005 (average).

Rate per 1,000 live births (2003-2005 average)
Race/Ethnicity Memphis United States
Hispanic 7.8 5.6
White 5.2 5.7
Black 18.5 13.6
Asian 17.7 4.7
Total 14.8 6.8


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  • Fisk University
  • Meharry Medical College
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