After Father's Day Bash

WHAT: The Lubbock Perinatal Coalition will host an After Father’s Day Bash for young fathers and fathers-to-be and their significant others, to emphasize the importance of a father’s involvement in his child’s life. The event will include free dinner and childcare, community booths with free parenting resources, a screening of the movie “Courageous,” and door prizes.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m., Monday (June 18)

WHERE: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St.

EVENT: The TTUHSC School of Nursing received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services in January to develop and enhance a local coalition to reduce pre-term birth and infant mortality in Lubbock County.

The project is led by Linda Brice, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor in the School of Nursing, and involves community organizations including the March of Dimes, Texas Tech Physicians — OB-GYN, the Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center, Teen Parents of Lubbock, the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 1, the Garrison Institute on Aging, the City of Lubbock Health Department, UMC Health System, the United Way and other supporting community organizations.

The goal of the coalition is to decrease the region’s high incidence of pre-term births, low birth weight babies, infant mortality and teen pregnancy, through outreach and education.

For more information about the After Father’s Day Bash, call Brice at (806) 241-3652. To RSVP before June 14, call (806) 283-8216.

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