A Family health advocacy system
for maternal and infant health
Our families deserve better.
The H.E.A.R.T. for Georgia journey began in Clayton County, GA.
……the rate of pre-term births in GA (and specifically Clayton County) is inexcusably high and continues to get worse despite efforts.
According to the March of Dimes 2021 Pre-Term Birth Report Card, Clayton County received an "F" and the rating has worsened over the past 4 years.
Black infants and black women have a disproportionate mortality rate than the general population in many counties in Georgia. Clayton County has an infant mortality rate 1.5 times greater than the national average.
(Source: GA DPH, CDC, Healthcare GA Foundation, GA Health Policy Center)
Clayton County's pre-term birth rate has worsened every year since 2014 (Source: March of Dimes)
With the level of resources allocated for maternal and child health in the State of Georgia, why are our families still suffering?
H.E.A.R.T. for Georgia – Family Health Advocacy Training modeled after the Community Health Worker training curriculum.