Monday, September 13, 2010

Babyland

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:45 AM

[Posting will probably be light this week ... My apologies in advance.]

Along with Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen, both Memphis mayor A C Wharton and newly elected Shelby County mayor Mark Luttrell will be at a summit on infant mortality today at 1 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology.

I don't know if it still holds true, but two years ago, Memphis had a higher infant mortality rate than any other major U.S. city: one death roughly every two days.

The infant mortality "Stay the Course" summit will highlight the continued work in combating infant mortality in Tennessee.

Here's a link to a piece I wrote two years ago about a ministry at Hope Presbyterian called Oasis of Hope. Under the program, young mothers get prenatal care and help after their babies are born.

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