Minority Infant Mortality Task Force
The Minority Infant Mortality Task Force meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon, at different locations around the county, with the goal of reducing infant mortality and morbidity and promoting infant health.
The Minority Infant Mortality Task Force was formed in 1999 under the arm of the Brunswick County Health Department. The mission statement is to reduce infant mortality and morbidity in minority families and promote infant health. The focus was placed on minority families due to the rise in the infant mortality rate in minorities and the racial health disparities that currently exist in this county. This task force continues to meet monthly (every third Tuesday at noon). The committee presently consists of faith community leaders, health care providers, Smart Start of Brunswick County members, and concerned citizens. As we work toward eliminating disparities that exist in our county, our goals remain: to identify problems that contribute to the incidence of minority infant deaths; to develop strategies to prevent the incidence of minority infant deaths; and to promote good health for all babies. For further information please contact Jere McMillan at (910)253-2313 or email her at email@example.com.