Media Release

Florida’s Healthy Babies Town Hall Meeting

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:15 PM

This press release sent out at the request of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is hosting a “Florida’s Healthy Babies Town Hall Meeting” on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the John Henry Thomas Health Center Auditorium at the Alachua County Health Department (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville).

The town hall will bring together community partners to discuss the reduction of infant mortality in Alachua County by addressing social disparities. The focus will be on sharing data, resources, and ideas.

Those interested in attending must RSVP to

“Infant mortality is a key measure of our county’s health. In infant mortality, complex health inequities are reflected through racial and ethnic disparities,” stated Florida Department of Health in Alachua County Community Program Manager Diana Duque. “We hope that by reviewing the social determinants of health and collaborating with community organizations, we can improve infant mortality rates in Alachua County. This is the framework for Florida’s Healthy Babies.”

For more information, contact Diane Duque at 352-225-4355 or

The mission of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).