The facts:

  • Low birthweight infants are those born weighing less than 5.5 pounds.
  • Low birthweight infants face higher rates of infant mortality, developmental challenges, and long-term disabilities.
  • Preventing low birthweight infants is a serious public health challenge.

We are working to reduce the number of low birth weight babies born to Spalding County residents by partnering with other social and healthcare agencies to provide smoking cessation classes, nutrition and healthy lifestyle classes, assistance for dealing with maternal stress, and referral to affordable health and dental care.

Click here for more information about the Low-Birthweight Initiative in Georgia.