2017 Annual Meeting
Baby Boxes took center stage at SNJPC’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Keynote speaker Dr. Kathryn McCans, a pediatrician and chair of New Jersey’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board, spoke about efforts to establish the first universal Baby Box program in New Jersey. The program is a ‘safe sleep’ initiative that provides free Baby Boxes to new and expecting parents in the state. Recognizing the benefits, SNJPC was among the first to become a Baby Box distributor and has distributed more than 130 boxes since the program’s launch in January.
The meeting also featured presentations by Barbara Hansen, SNJPC Board President-Elect, and Judy Donlen, SNJPC Executive Director. Hansen highlighted progress the agency has made in maternal and child health during the past year as detailed in the 2016 Annual Report. Dr. Donlen reported on the 2016 trends and insights revealed by the agency’s regional perinatal data review that is published in 2016 Achievement. You can view the documents below.
The Annual Meeting also included an election. Congratulations to the following individuals who were re-elected to another 3-year term on the SNJPC Board of Directors:
Patricia Suplee, PhD, RN
Karen Shields, CNM
View pictures from the 2017 Annual Meeting below.