Every Woman Southeast unites region to address maternal and child health issues

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

The southeastern region of the United States has consistently had high rates of infant mortality, chronic disease, sexually transmitted disease and typically ranks at the top when it comes to poverty, obesity and teen birth rates.

The Every Woman Southeast Initiative was formed in 2009 to create more opportunities to address the health situation, uniting experts on preconception and interconception care, health policy, research and programs to improve the health of women, babies and families in the region. The initiatives includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Each state has preconception and interconception health activities, in addition to region-wide efforts. See what related activities are going on in Florida here.

Every Woman Southeast is hosting a webinar on October 13th about improving interconception care. Keep up with the group’s activities through their Facebook page and blog.