Magnolia Project featured in AMCHP resource guide

The Magnolia Project, the Coalition’s federally-funded Healthy Start project that focuses on preconception health in Jacksonville’s urban core, is one of several dozen programs featured in a new compendium released by the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs in July 2012.

The compendium, entitled “Forging a Comprehensive Initiative to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce Infant Mortality: Policy and Program Options for State Planning,” is arranged by specific recommendations that can impact infant mortality. The Magnolia Project is featured under the recommendation to enhance service integration for women and infants.

According to AMCHP, the compendium is menu of policy and programmatic options that state agencies and their partners can utilize to improve birth outcomes, reduce prematurity and infant mortality and narrow glaring health disparities at an accelerated pace.