premature babies http://wmub.org en Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates http://wmub.org/post/avondale-targeted-first-site-improve-low-birth-rates <p class="p1">The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.</p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public. </span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Megan Thobe 24092 at http://wmub.org Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates Collaborative aims to reduce infant mortality rates http://wmub.org/post/collaborative-aims-reduce-infant-mortality-rates <p></p><p>Area health agencies and hospitals are joining county and city leaders to launch a collaborative tasked with reducing the rate at which babies die before their first birthdays.</p><p>At a launch celebration Thursday at the Freedom Center, Dr. Jim Greenberg of Children's Hospital said premature birth is one of the largest problems.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:41:40 +0000 Tana Weingartner 13789 at http://wmub.org Collaborative aims to reduce infant mortality rates