Our group is focused on Education, Outreach, and Advocacy to eliminate disparities in black infant mortality and achieve health equity. Several determinants of black infant mortality exist. We have chosen to include in our focus the following categories based on the African American Women’s Perception of Black Infant Mortality in Leon and Gadsden Counties Community-Based Participatory Research Project 2013, Community-Engagement and identification of priorities during the previous Preconception Health Conference 2014, Community Health Forum/Maternal Child Health Conference 2015, Sponsor and Conference Planning committee input gleaned from communities, and the Florida Department of Health Healthy Babies Initiative community identified priorities. This is an area that continues to remain fluid and open to contributions by those impacted by black infant mortality.

Some of the areas include:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Environmental Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Stress and Mental Health
  • Patient-Provider Communication
  • Health Policy
  • A life course perspective
  • Community-engaged collaborative work
  • Naming and Addressing Racism to move toward Maternal and Child Health Equity, specifically eliminating disparities in Black Infant Mortality