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.

Workshop: Cultural Awareness of the Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Registration is now open for this workshop, which will be held on October 18 at First United Methodist Church (2416 W Cloverdale Park, Montgomery). Learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, and how understanding cultural uniqueness is important to improving care and response to victims and providing effective prevention education. The workshop will also include a session on the affects of domestic violence on children's brain development. 

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

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 19, 2019
2019 BEST Spring Conference "7 Steps to Better Bama Babies"
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

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.

September 14
2018 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit: the State of Infant Mortality in Alabama
Friday, September 14, 2018 at AUM's Taylor Center

September 21
Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children presents:
2018 19th Annual Perinatal Conference: The Opioid Crisis
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Dowdle Center in Huntsville, AL

September 27-28
Twenty-Seventh Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference
The Battle House Hotel & Spa in Mobile, AL
Brochure and Agenda

October 12th
The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) will host a one-day symposium discussing health disparities that impact the quality of life among Afican American males.

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.

2018 BEST Conference
The Breastfeeding Education Support Team presents the 3rd Annual BEST at the Beach Conference, November 8-11 in Orange Beach, AL
Brochure and Agenda

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

April 19
Save the date, 2019 BEST Spring Conference "7 Steps to Better Bama Babies"
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, AL


Page last updated: November 28, 2018