GOL, ADPH Hold Joint News Conference to Announce September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month


Gift of Life and the Alabama Department of Public Health held a joint news conference on September 12, 2017 to announce September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Dr. Janice Smiley, director of the Perinatal Health Division, Alabama Department of Public Health, and Gift of Life Executive Director Cheryl Davis, pictured here, discussed why there is an increase in the number of infant deaths in Montgomery and other regions across the state and what the community can do to help reduce infant mortality. The event was held at the RSA Park, where Gift of Life and ADPH staff planted pinwheels representing the 494 babies in Alabama who never reached their first birthday.