FDOH Hendry Glades staff members from several programs collaborated to create an informational calendar to promote Florida Healthy Babies! FDOH thanked Vanessa Fischel, Director of Maternal/Infant/Child Home Visiting Program and Andrea May, Director of Community Health Promotions, at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counites for their hard work on this project.
Florida Healthy Babies is a statewide initiative to reduce infant mortality and promote maternal and infant health by addressing social determinants of health.
One strategy that was focused on was increasing community education on prenatal/infant health and safety topics via development of an educational calendar. Additionally, the Community Health Healthiest Weight Florida Program focused on a strategy to collaborate with local Tobacco Free Florida (TFF) grantees to promote TFF’s Quit Your Way services to faith-based and/or community-based organizations via the promotional calendar.
This 2022 calendar was a collaborative project between Florida Healthy Babies, the Maternal/Infant/Child Home Visiting Unit, and the Community Health Promotions team, along with external partners:
Calendars will be available for free at local agencies in Hendry and Glades counties!.
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