Prematurity is the leading cause of infant death in North Carolina, and the rates are steadily increasing. In North Carolina, 16,000 babies are born prematurely and hospital costs for Medicaid have reached $120 million annually. The 17P Campaign to Prevent Repeat Premature Birth is the latest project of the Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition. The following resources are now available for your use.
Footprints of Hope – A Mom to Mom Video about 17P
17P Fact Sheets
The Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition is a community partnership housed within the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.
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