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“Tennesseans Teaming up for Change: Statewide Infant Mortality Summit”

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 09:00am

Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam Welcomes Health & Medical Leaders

NASHVILLE – Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will join Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, and other state, regional and national health and medical professionals on Thursday, September 20 at the Statewide Infant Mortality Summit  to discuss efforts planned or underway to address the health crisis of infant deaths in Tennessee.

Tennessee has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the United States with nearly eight out of every 1,000 babies born in Tennessee not living to see their first birthday.

Who:  Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam
           John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Tennessee Commissioner of Health
           Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, Family Health and Wellness Director, TDH

What:  Tennesseans Teaming up for Change:  Statewide Infant Mortality Summit

When:  Thursday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT

Where:  Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus
               330 10th Avenue North
               Nashville, Tennessee  37203

Media note:  Registration is complete for this event; however, media are welcome to all sessions, and interviews will be available throughout the day.

ATTACHMENT:  Complete summit agenda accompanies this advisory

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