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Breastfeeding Group Aims to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate

It’s an alarming fact that in northern New Jersey, Black, non-Hispanic infants are three times as likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as White, non-Hispanic babies. In a widely-cited 2017 study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first two months of life was found to […] Read More »

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Building a Bright Future: Cindy’s Story

Cindy Seenath didn’t hesitate for a second when she was asked if she was interested in joining the Nurse-Family Partnership program. When the advisor at the women’s health center in her hometown of Elizabeth asked her if she was interested in having a nurse come to her home during her pregnancy and for the first […] Read More »

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U.S. Surgeon General Visits Irvington Family Development Center

On January 9, the Partnership was honored with a visit from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams at the Irvington Family Development Center (IFDC). As part of the Surgeon General’s nationwide tour in search of best practices to eliminate the high rates of Black maternal and infant mortality, Dr. Adams chose to stop at the […] Read More »

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Morris County Family Success Center Connects Dover Families

In 2012, the Partnership established the Morris County Family Success Center in Dover with support from the New Jersey Department of  Children and Families.  The goal of the center is to create a place for family activities, parental support, health coaching, and community resources.  The center is a thriving community organizing engaging over 500 families […] Read More »

Resources

Health Resources

Get the information you need on various maternal child health related topics. Includes links to on-line continuing education modules for health care professionals. Alcohol Abuse/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: www.fascenter.samhsa.gov National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: www.NOFAS.org National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: www.niaaa.nih.gov NJ FAS Disorders and Other Perinatal Addictions: www.beintheknownj.org Behavioral Health American […] Read More »

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