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NJ First Lady hosts Camden Family Festival to highlight maternal health

February 12, 2019
Blue and green graphic announcement of Family Festival with white lettering. Cartoon illustration of three babies with light, medium, and dark skin tones at upper right corner.

By Hilary Pearsall

The Camden Coalition is excited to partner with First Lady Tammy Murphy, Mayor Frank Moran, and the Camden City School District to host the Camden Family Festival on Saturday, March 2 at Octavius V. Catto Family School. The Family Festival is part of a larger movement to address disparities in maternal and infant health in New Jersey. The First Lady recently launched Nurture NJ, a statewide awareness campaign committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity and ensuring equitable maternal and infant care among women and children of all races and ethnicities.

“We have been working every angle of maternal and infant health to make sure that we are a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey,” said First Lady Tammy Murphy. “I am proud to stand together with our statewide partners and launch Nurture NJ so that we can work collaboratively to improve the health and safety of all New Jersey’s women and children, and to eliminate the abhorrent disparity for women and infants of color.”

As a key piece of the Nurture NJ campaign, the Family Festival aims to connect families with state, county, and local resources and to highlight the programs and resources that are available to them. The festival will be set up as a health fair where families can ask questions directly to providers and sign up for these programs.

Join us for children’s activities, food, and prizes. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to learn about and apply for services.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Octavius V. Catto Family School

RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Download the Camden Family Festival flyer in English and Spanish.

For more information, email [email protected].

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