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The Social marketing campaign will reach all segments of the Black community, i.e. men, teens, elderly, low, middle and upper income Blacks, folks living in low income housing, church members, barber shops, beauty parlors, fraternities, sororities, civic and social organizations and businesses in the Black community of Jacksonville. We have compiled a list of business leaders, health advocates, and professionals to engage in forums and as volunteer with the Black Infant Health Community Coalition. Each volunteer will commit 25 hours per week to offer mentoring, blogging, counseling, at events, athome assistance, transportation, and/or Emergency Dispatch Services via our 800# Hotline! Building community assets for community level intervention!

Healthy Choices Slides

Jun 21, 2015


Health & Medicine

Too many babies—especially black babies—are dying in Jacksonville before their families can celebrate their first birthdays.

The statistic is called the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), and Jacksonville’s IMR is higher than the Florida state average, which is higher than the United States national
average, which is higher than nearly all the industrialized countries in the world. And the IMR for black mothers in Jacksonville is nearly double the rate for white and Hispanic mothers.
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The Social marketing campaign will reach all segments of the Black community, i.e. men, teens, elderly, low, middle and upper income Blacks, folks living in low income housing, church members, barber shops, beauty parlors, fraternities, sororities, civic and social organizations and businesses in the Black community of Jacksonville. We have compiled a list of business leaders, health advocates, and professionals to engage in forums and as volunteer with the Black Infant Health Community Coalition.Each volunteer will commit 2‐5 hours per week to offer mentoring,  blogging, counseling, at events, at‐home assistance, transportation, and/or Emergency Dispatch Services via our 800# Hotline!

Building community assets for community level intervention!

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KEY CONTRIBUTING FACTORSReduce Life Course Stress - Racism & Socio-Economic Disparities

Lack of Awareness

Pre-Conception Education and Self-Improvement Skills

Healthy Diet, Nutrition & Exercise before during & after pregnancy

Teen pregnancy & other choices related to high risk births

Poor Access

Quality Health Care & Maternal/Prenatal Treatment

Job Placement & Skill Training, Transportation, Incarceration

Adequate Housing, Homelessness, Quality Education

�Healthy Environments�

Contaminated Land & Water

Environmental racism, disease, & pollution

Local Security Risk Factors from


External Factors

Racism and Discrimination

Poor Housing and Predatory Lending

Extreme Poverty

Media Discrimination � Racial or Gender Inequality

In the Work Place and School

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•Pregnant mothers need an extended family to help with key choices before, during, and after pregnancy. •Peer to Peer Support from other pregnant women•Increase access & diversity to quality health care facilities and professionals. •Reduce use of alcohol and tobacco by black mothers•Incorporate neighborhood development and consumer participation in the design and implementation of program interventions.•Stress and relaxation-related coping methods (counseling, yoga, fun activities) that reduce anxiety, anger, fear and depression which increase the risk of low birth weight or premature births.•Create a Black Infant Mortality Reduction Resource Center to serve as an "educational clearinghouse" and provide support to those interested in improving African Americans' maternal and infant health.

** End Goal **Collective Responsibility and Healthy Choices, Identity Loop

Clauses or "Social determinants of Health"


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Educate local physicians and mental health practitioners on the cultural sensitivities surrounding black maternal care!

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Stress Monitor Mood Card / BallUse this stress indicator as your business card and it will be seen time and time again! The Mood Card is a 20 mil thick plastic card with a liquid crystal sensor built in. Press the sensor and get a body temperature reading that ranges from cool blue to tense black. Your message is imprinted on the bottom half of the front of the card. Printing on the blank reverse side of the card is available at an additional charge; 

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BIHCC Professional Training  Mock Sample

Importance of an �Ask�Sheet

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SUGGESTION - 1 out of every 5 black women giving birth in Health Zone 1 each week will be selected for a survey totaling 50 interviews from March �June to share their feelings and experiences before, during and after pregnancy.

Leading topics include: - Pre-conception health, pregnancy intention, and assisted reproduction - Prenatal care and health insurance - Maternal and infant health care - Exploration of intergenerational trends that perpetuate racism, segregation, unemployment, inadequate housing, education, urban stress, teen pregnancy and even the sense of hopelessness pervasive in many African-American neighborhoods- Maternal smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy - Breastfeeding - Infant sleep position and other SIDS risk factors - Partner abuse - Survey will be supervised by the Black Infant Health Community Council.

Activities include:Annual determination of questionnaire content Management of the sampling process Data management and analysis Dissemination of results among local, state government and private sector programs Education of families and health care providers on determinants of healthy pregnancy

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•I will trust my OB-GYN and family of health practitioners to assist me in delivery of My Healthy Baby.•I will promptly contact the Magnolia Project or Azalia Project during pre-conception to for risk reduction and prevention of harm to of My Healthy Baby.•I will share facts and resources with my family, friends and associates to mentor them on the steps leading up to delivery of My Healthy Baby.•I will practice good health habits by taking multi-vitamins daily, maintaining proper nutrition and by exercising to secure My Healthy Baby.•I will strive to live a high quality of life by securing a stable job, enhancing my skill sets and establishing healthy relationships for My Healthy Baby.•I will reflect on my Choices before I make them, and always think positively about the outcome of My Healthy Baby.•I will read and study my Ask Sheet that offers information and provides suggestions concerning my health to ensure My Healthy Baby.