October 13, 2015
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Improving Perinatal Care & Health Outcomes for “Our Children, Our Future” on October 15

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The Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation will host “Our Children, Our Future” to explore the effect of the social determinants on the mental and physical health outcomes in birth and early childhood.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson, the founder and director of Save 100 Babies. The Save 100 Babies network makes the connections between social determinant factors (education, employment, housing, food security, etc) and poor birth outcomes. The primary objective of Save 100 Babies is to develop individual and structural level stress interventions as the bridge between the social determinants of birth outcomes and clinical practices and social policy.

Dr. Jackson will be followed by experts in the field in perinatal care moderated by Professor Jacquline Brandwein from the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health and Dr. Marcy Safyer from the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting. Panelists include:

–        Ms. Rosa Bramble Weed, Columbia University

–        Dr. Gerard Costa, Montclair State University

–        Ms. Andrea Gatewood, Nassau County Health Department WIC Program

–        Ms. Rosemarie Mosca, Nassau County Early Intervention Program


Thursday, October 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Media contact names and information must be submitted to Kali Chan prior to the event.

Adelphi University, Angello Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY


Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation (CHI) is the primary resource in our region for innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based responses to improving health, healthcare systems, and public health. CHI creates and fosters community-focused, interdisciplinary academic programming, applied research, community partnerships, and leadership—all with the goal of meeting current and emergent health needs of Long Island and our region.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Media Contact

Kali Chan
Director of Media Relations
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