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Celebrate Day 366 shines awareness on infant mortality locally and across Kansas

October 01, 2019

Celebrate Day 366 flier

Kansas Sisters and Brothers for Healthy Infants and KU School of Medicine-Wichita are hosting Celebrate Day 366 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, from at Saint Mark United Methodist Church Family Life Center Gym (lower level).

The focus of the event is to bring awareness to the African-American infant mortality rate in Sedgwick County and Kansas. New and expectant mothers and fathers, caregivers and family members are encouraged to attend. Daycare will be available.

This one-day event centers on community education with vendors, volunteers, a community listening session and a free lunch. Incentives for participation will be available. Sessions will be conducted on understanding infant mortality, benefits of co-parenting, fatherhood, birth equity and conditions that impact parents' health. Following the sessions will be a birthday party, door prizes and giveaways.

Kansas Sisters and Brothers for Healthy Infants includes members of graduate/alumni chapters of historically black fraternities and sororities.

The event is funded by the Kansas Health Foundation.

Sponsors include: Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, Dr. Stacy Scott, executive director; Tracie Collins, M.D., MPH, MHCDS; Freddy's Frozen Custard (Rock Rd.); Chick-Fil -A (West, Maize, Kansas); Wichita Sports Forum; Casey's General Store; and Sistahs Can We Talk.

For more information, please contact Sharla Smith, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Population Health, at 316-293-1816 or ssmith37@kumc.edu

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