Care Coordination Team Continues to Combat Black Maternal and Infant Mortality

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Chronic Disease Coordinator Yoammy Pozo and Director of Clinical Support Services and Community Engagement Destiny Wood join New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy at the Family Festival in Atlantic City.

On Saturday, September 7, SJFMC took part in First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Family Festival in Atlantic City. The event is a part of Murphy’s Nurture NJ awareness campaign, aimed at combating the maternal and infant health crisis in New Jersey, where black women are five times more likely than white women to die from childbirth-related complications.

Director of Clinical Support Services and Community Engagement Destiny Wood said, “The first lady recognizes the issue that plagues our patient population. It’s a major push of ours and she is doing her part to make a difference across the state. We are here to support the mission and improve the lives of local families.”

During the event, SJFMC connected about 850 mothers, fathers, grandparents and others involved in taking care of children with information on much-needed services including prenatal care, pediatric services and mental health.

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