Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Health Equity Emphasized in Recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Month

Public Invited to Project Sussex Kids Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, N.J. – Community members are invited to learn how factors like socio-economic status and ethnicity can result in healthcare disparities and receive helpful tips to advocate for better care by attending a meeting of the Project Sussex Kids General Council, Wednesday, January 24, 11 a.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency

Participants will discuss how income, employment status, social support networks, racism and gender can result in healthcare disparities and even increased maternal and infant mortality. Guidelines for advocating for better healthcare during visits with physicians, as well as programs available in the community, will be addressed by Caitlin Hurley of Project Self-Sufficiency. Project Self-Sufficiency staff will also provide an update on Project Sussex Kids activities. 

The meeting is free and open to the public. Advance registration is encouraged. Interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 to register.