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Indianapolis Healthy Babies-Birth Defects Prevention Awareness

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Marion County Public Health Department-Community Room

4012 North Rural Street

Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Happy New Year! The first Indianapolis Healthy Babies Consortium meeting of 2020 is scheduled for Friday, January 31st from 8am-11am at the Marion County Public Health Department Community Room located at 4012 Rural Street, Indianapolis-46205.

National Birth Defects Prevention Month is recognized during the month of January. While not all birth defects can be prevented, a woman can take steps to reduce her own risk of having a baby born with a birth defect.

In the U.S., about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect each year, according to the CDC. These structural changes present at birth can affect one or more parts of the body (e.g., heart, brain, foot) and mostly develop in the first three months when a baby’s organs are forming. Common birth defects include congenital heart defects, cleft lip and left palate and spina bifida.

Featured Speaker:

Paul Winchester, MD is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Franciscan Health and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He will share information about environmental contaminant exposure in pregnancy.

If you have colleagues that may be interested in attending, please extend this invitation to them and feel free to share with your networks and distribution lists.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me at:

317-221-2313/lking@MarionHealth.org.

Thank you for your time, dedication and attention to improving infant mortality rates and the health of families in Marion County.

I hope to see you on January 31st!

Yours in health,

Lola King, MS, RDN, CD

Special Projects Coordinator

Maternal and Child Health

Marion County Public Health Department

3838 N. Rural Street

Indianapolis, IN 46205

317-221-2313 (office)

e-mail: LKing@MarionHealth.org

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