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National Preconception Health Planning Meeting

It is hard to believe that the holidays are upon us! Where has the year gone? In true New Year's Resolution style, a group of about 40 professionals from across the country convened in New Orleans for a one day meeting to set plans for preconception health for 2012. The

Food for Thought from North Carolina

On November 15, 2012, the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition in partnership with the March of Dimes, Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Network and Forsyth Medical Center hosted a conference called Taking the Life Course Perspective to Promote Preconception Health and Health Care: Towards the Promise for Equity in

Postpartum Visit Webinar is Almost Here

We are looking forward to our next Every Woman Southeast webinar which will focus on the postpartum visit - an important opportunity for interconception care. It seems that this is another topic of great interest in the Southeast - we have over 370 people registered! While we like to feature

Taking on the Life Course Model

For the past few weeks the Every Woman Southeast Coalition's leadership team has been working to finalize its goals, logic model and action plan. As we've thought deeply about what needs to happen in the Southeast to truly improve the health of mothers and babies, we agree that change will

Alabama Adventure

Thank you to Team Alabama for inviting me to talk about the Every Woman Southeast Coalition at their annual Perinatal Symposium in Birmingham last week. While thunderstorms kept me in the Charlotte, NC airport longer than I liked, the weather in Alabama was beautiful! At the Symposium, I was honored

WISH Webinar Series is a Wrap

The Women's Integrated Systems for Health Webinar series concluded with two excellent presentations on policy and advocacy. The slides and suggested links and resources from each of the webinars are posted on our website - under initiatives. We're still working on getting up a few of the recorded presentations but

Thank you March of Dimes

This summer we hope to spend some time talking with partners across our 8 states to learn more about what they're doing for preconception health. We also want to hear more about their interests in our Initiative and what we can do to help and support their work. We also

National Summit a Success!

Just back from the 3rd National Summit on Preconception Health. It was a very packed agenda with alot of great ideas and connections. I most enjoyed having a chance to see our Every Woman Southeast partners from across the eight states in person. We had an excellent breakfast meeting where

EveryWoman Southeast Takes on the Preconception Summit!

It is hard to believe but the 3rd National Preconception Health Summit starts this Sunday June 12th in Tampa, Florida! People attending the Summit can learn more about Every Woman Southeast and meet members of the leadership team in a number of ways. First, we'll have a booth outside the

Are You Registered?

The 3rd National Preconception Health Summit is just around the corner. The agenda and registration information are posted at http://www.beforeandbeyond.org/. Check it out! I know times are tight, but the registration fee is only $175 and the current room rates are only $92. The Summit begins officially Sunday evening June

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