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Infant Mortality Awareness in Hillsborough County

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Tampa, Florida – September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (FDOH-Hillsborough) wants to highlight facts you may not know.  Black infants in Hillsborough County are more than three times more likely to die during their first year of life, when compared to white infants.

A diabetes prevention program to help those who would like to reduce the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes is being offered. Many places charge for this program, but the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Hillsborough County is offering the National Diabetes Prevention program for free to help combat the growing health threat of obesity.

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