WHBC Community Healthy Baby Forum 2016

The WHBC held a Community Healthy Baby Forum on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at City Hall during which several different Maternal/Child Health intervention programs were proposed for WHBC to focus efforts on during the coming year, with a particular focus on Worcester's Hispanic/Latina population. The most popular of these, by a vote taken during the event, were the Baby Box project, Centering Pregnancy, and an outreach project to local churches/salons/laundromats. Be on the look out for future updates from WHBC regarding these projects!


The First Massachusetts Infant Mortality Summit 10/22/2014

2016 Community Healthy Baby Forum
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The latest data on infant mortality trends in the United States has recently been released by the CDC. It can be found at:



A recent article in The Nation's Health, from the American Public Health Association, discusses the increasing focus on addressing the social determinants of health in regards to public health concerns and infant mortality in particular:


Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities