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ST. PETERSBURG HEALTHY START FEDERAL PROJECT

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3

CATCH UP WITH CREED

“Communities Creating Racial Equality and Ending Disparities”

*JULY 2013

HEALTHY START COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER By Kimberly Brown-Williams, Community Services Supervisor

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The St.Petersburg Healthy Start Federal

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER

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WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

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FIREWORK SAFETY

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HEALTH SEGMENT

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Project held its quarterly Health ThemedCommunity Baby Shower in June to provide attendees with health education information for their infants, moms and dads. In addition each family takes home basic infant supplies. Some of the topics covered include: breastfeeding, safe sleeping habits to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and information about post partum depression (PPD). Criteria to attend: An expectant parent whose at least six months pregnant or their infant is six months old or less and demonstrate a need are eligible to attend. , and baby bags.

Next CREED Meeting: August 12, 2013 Monday @ 6:00 pm All Children’s Education & Conference Center, 701 4th Street South, St.Petersburg, FL 33701

If you would like more information on how to attend a community baby showers, please contact 727-767-6780.

IF NOT US, THEN WHO? C.R.E.E.D. “In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” ~Marianne Williamson Spiritual teacher, author, and lecturer

*NEWSLETTERS ARE PUBLISHED QUARTERLY. (January, April, July, and October)

“No One can do Everything, But Everyone can do Something.” -Anonymous


W O M E N ’ S C O N F E R E N C E : SISTERS WORKING TO ACHIEVE INNER SELF-AWARENESS By Amber Tellis, Consortium Coordinator

On May 18th, 2013 at All Children’s Hospital, the Fourth Annual S.W.A.N.S. event was held. The conference focus encouraged women to take care of themselves. This year’s theme: ‘Celebrating the Health of Women: Physical, Emotional and Financial.’ There were several community vendors, speakers and activities that focuses on women and their needs. Christopher Hood, Hood Chiropractic discussed the importance of physical health, Brian Atkins, Regions Bank shared strategies to become financial healthy and Teresa Przetocki, Healthy Start Federal’s Community Health Educator, facilitated a “Mindfully Managing” stress activity utilizing ceramic tile squares and your own creativity. Other activities included” demonstration on how to correctly apply eye make-up and go from a day to evening look and a photo booth for participants to capture their experience at the conference. It was a great event to provide useful education and celebrate women!

We would like to thank our vendors!

 Center of Equal Health  C.R.E.E.D. Consortium  Foundation of Wellness Professionals  Jinsa Essentials (natural products)  Operation PAR  Primary Care  St. Petersburg College  Two Faced Beauty Team

“Awareness is the key, self empowerment is the process, effective success is the result, and increased self-esteem is the reward.” ~Anonymous To view more event photos, please visit http://tinyurl.com/opqm4qy

FIREWORK SAFETY MONTH Parades, outdoor grilling, flag waving, and spectacular fireworks displays make every July 4th

celebration memorable. However, misusing consumer fireworks can turn a celebration into

a painful memory when an accident occurs. Every year, thousands of firework-related injuries are treated in hospital emergency rooms across the country. To make matters worse, many of those rushed to the emergency room are children, as the risk of fireworks injury is highest

Red, White and You: Stay Safe This 4th of July by Practicing Fireworks Safety

among kids aged 5-19 and adults 25-44. Fireworks, if used improperly, can result in injury to the eyes of a child or adult as well as varying degrees of burns on the skin. This 4th of July, take safe and simple steps before, during and after using consumer fireworks to keep you, your family and pets healthy, and your celebration safe.

Information from Online Newsroom (newsroom.doh.state.fl.us)

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HEALTH SEGMENT

SUMMER FUN & SAFETY

By Teresa Przetocki, Community Health Educator Summer is here and the weather is HOT! A great way to cool-off is to enjoy what our great Sunshine State has to offer – many beaches and pools. However, these water venues also offer opportunities for children to drown. SNAPSHOT of FLORIDA: • Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 in Florida. • Florida’s drowning death rate among children ages 1-4 is the highest in the nation. • Enough children drown each year in Florida to fill three to four preschool classrooms. • In 2009, 485 Florida residents drowned. There were an additional 388 hospitalizations for non-fatal drownings. Children ages 1 -4 made up 13% of the deaths and 43% of the hospitalizations.

How can we keep our families safe and prepared during the summer months? • Enroll your child/family members in swim lessons (information found at your local city recreation centers) • Visit FloridaSafePools.com and get a FREE In-Home Safety Check and qualify for a FREE door alarm. Information from FloridaSafePools.com

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Are you interested in Volunteering with C.R.E.E.D.? C.R.E.E.D. is a Community Action Group where volunteers can gain experience with great opportunities! Volunteers may also gain a sense of community service within a positive group and share the spirit of generosity with others. For more information, please contact Amber @ 727.767.4731.

Outreach

Advocacy

Fundraising

Training

And More!

Did YOU KNOW?...

MEMBER OF THE MONTH C.R.E.E.D. would like to acknowledge Yolanda McCloud as the July member of the month. Yolanda has been a committed member of the group for more than eight years and has been an advocate about our mission locally and nationally. Her passion to assist those who need help in the community reaches farther than C.R.E.E.D as you can also find her volunteering at The Next STEPP’s Pregnancy Center and after the tragedy of 9/11, she began baking treats for a local fire house on the anniversary each year. Thank you Yolanda for all you do to make a difference in our community!

THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE IS AN INDICATOR OF A POPULATION’S HEALTH.

Ms. Yolanda sharing her inspiring story.


U P C O M I N G C L A S S E S

Please visit us on the web @ www.allkids.org/healthystart

C O M M U N I T Y & E V E N T S

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Creed Community Consortium @CreedConsortium ST. PETERSBURG HEALTHY START FEDERAL PROJECT

For more information about C.R.E.E.D. or how to get involved, contactAmber Tellis, Consortium Coordinator

Date/Time/Location

Positive Approaches to Parenting

Series begin Thursday, July 11th @ 2pm

* Join our 4-week series to learn modern approaches to parenting from birth up to age 6.

All Children’s Education and Conference Center, 701 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Raising your MENTALITY Men’s Group

Please call for next meeting date and time.

*Come out and gain support, community resources and network with like-minded men.

All Children’s Education and Conference Center, 701 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Wellness & Healthy Habits

Series begin Tuesday, July 10th @ 5:15pm

* Come out and join us in a four-part series to get a kick start on a healthy lifestyle.

All Children’s Education and Conference Center, 701 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-767-4731

For more class information, please visit website or call 727.767.6780. All events are free and open to the public!

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Fourth of July in Downtown St.Pete,

Thursday, July 4th ~Located at Spa Beach at the Pier (615 2nd Ave. NE , St. Petersburg, FL ), event begins at 9pm FMI call 727-893-7465 

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*Creed Meeting: August 12th, 2013 @ 6pm , Location: All Children’s Education & Conference Center (701 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701), Remember to bring a friend!

Louis Murphy Jr’s 6th Annual Football Camp,

Saturday, July 13th ~Located at 5401-B 31st St. S., St.Petersburg, FL, event begins at 8am FMI:www.firstdownsfl.org or call 727-543-7199


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17th Annual Junior League of St.Petersburg Back-to-school Fair,

People That Love Church & Mission 22nd Back-to-school Event,

Wednesday, August 5th ~Located at 817 5th Ave N., St.Petersburg, FL event begins at 11am 

Breast Cancer Awareness Event,

Friday, August 9th ~Located at All Children’s Education and Conference center (777 4th Street So., St.Petersburg, FL ), event begins at 6pm FMI call 727-767-6780

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~Located at Dell Holmes Park, 2741 22nd St S., St Petersburg, FL, event begins at 8am FMI call 727-767-6780

C.R.E.E.D. is a Community Action group committed to improving the health and well-being of the St.Petersburg area through outreach, education, and advocacy.

Published July 2013 by Amber Tellis, Consortium Coordinator & Kimberly Brown-Williams, Community Services Supervisor.


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