Health Dept. slates Florida Healthy Babies community meetings

Special to Citrus Daily

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County is pleased to announce it will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss local maternal and infant health data and develop a plan to address infant mortality as part of the Florida Healthy Babies Initiative.

Florida Healthy Babies is a collaborative statewide initiative designed to positively influence social determinants of health and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality.

The meetings will take place at the UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension Office from 3 to 5 p..m. on Aug. 30, Sept. 15 and Sept. 27.

“Infant mortality can act as gauge for the health of a community because the same elements that affect the health and wellbeing of our infants also affect the health of older community members,” says Janora Wade, Community Health Nursing Director at the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County.

What: Florida Department of Health in Citrus County Florida Healthy Babies Community Meeting

When: From 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, Sept. 15, and Sept. 27

Where: UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto, FL, 34461