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AIM Escambia

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AIM Escambia 

Infant mortality occurs when a child dies before his or her 1st birthday. “Attack Infant Mortality” (AIM) Escambia is a collaborative partnership between the University of West Florida, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, and other community agencies dedicated to healthy infant development.  

According to the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, infants of color are particularly vulnerable.  African American infants in our community are over two times more likely to die before their 1st birthday than Caucasian infants. Hispanic infants are also at an elevated risk. However, there are several things men and women in our community can do to prevent infant deaths.  

Our goal is to increase healthy behaviors among young adults in Escambia County, Florida so they are healthier before they begin families. If we truly want to save the lives of young infants, then we must begin long before they are actually conceived. The health of the mother before pregnancy predicts later infant health. Therefore, we must have healthier communities in order to have healthier infants

You can make a difference! Visit AIM Escambia's website to learn more about our current initiative.

Contact Dr. Erica Jordan at ejordan@uwf.edu if you or your organization would like to become involved with AIM Escambia.