Pre-registration is now Closed!  If you would like to register please do so onsite. Registration will be open between 8:30 - 9:30 am at the Colleyville Center.


Each year the Tarrant County Infant Health Network hosts an educational summit aimed at raising awareness about improving infant health in Tarrant County.  The 16th Annual Infant Health Summit focuses on environmental factors that contribute to high infant mortality rates and highlights strategies and best practices for improving infant health outcomes by focusing on differences in health and health care between population groups.

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Justin Smith, MD

Pediatrician, Digital Innovator Cook Children's Physician Network Fort Worth, Texas
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Kellie Flood-Shaffer, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Chair of OB/GYN at UNTHSC Chairman of JPS OB/GYN Chairman of Acclaim Women's and Infant's Health Fort Worth, Texas
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Terri Major-Kincade, MD, MPH

Neonatologist Private Practice Dallas, Texas
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Patricia Alridge, BSN, RNC-OB, MHA

Co-Chair of Tarrant County Infant Health Network Executive Director Women’s, Infants’ and Children’s Services JPS Health Network Fort Worth, Texas
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Joel Hunt, PA-C

Care Connections JPS Health Network Fort Worth, Texas
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Catherine Colquitt, MD

Local Health Authority & Medical Health Director Tarrant County Public Health Fort Worth, Texas
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Jeff Calaway

Senior Content Specialist Cook Children's Health Care System Fort Worth, Texas
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Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH

Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology UNT Health Science Center Chair, Infant Health Network Fort Worth, Texas
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Ann Salyer-Caldwell, MPH, RDN/LD

Associate Director for Community Health Promotion Tarrant County Public Health Past Chair, Tarrant County Infant Health Network Fort Worth, Texas
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Marie Guadagno, PhD

University of Texas at Austin Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations Moody College of Communication Austin, Texas
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This activity is approved for 5.08 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.


This activity is approved for a maximum of 5.08 Clock Hours for Social Workers.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 5.08 hours of participation.



University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 5.08 CEU credits/5.08 clock hours.


UNT Health Science Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides up to 5.08 contact hours.

Approved Provider ID: 16-274238-B

Data Collection

“Data collected as part of this activity may be analyzed as part of educational research to study the effectiveness of interventions. This project is included under UNTHSC IRB protocol #2017-056.”

Paying by personal or company check?

In order to pay with a check you need to ensure that you have a profile completed in our learning management system.

Please have attendee go to http://ce.unthsc.edu to create an account. “Create account” link is in top right corner of the page. Please let our office know when the account has been created and we will register them as “pending”. Once payment has been received registration will be completed and a confirmation email will be sent to the registrant. Be sure to include the attendees name(s) with the check.

If you require an invoice please feel to use the fillable invoice you can modify to your specifications, click here.

Questions? Or if you would like to add someone with an account to the pending list please call (817) 735-2539.

Want to present a poster at the Summit?

The summit is intended to bring together local health care providers, social service providers, public health providers, and fatherhood professionals to translate recent scientific advances, policy changes, and public health trends into actions that will improve the health of families and infants.

Click here for the Abstract Submission Form

Deadline for Abstract Submission:
DATE EXTENDED: Thursday, September 14, 2017 by 5 p.m. CST
The Tarrant County Infant Health Network and the Fatherhood Coalition of Tarrant County are currently accepting abstracts for poster presentations during the 2017 Infant Health Summit in one or more of the following subject categories:
 Health equity
 Infant mortality and morbidity
 Environmental health
 Infant mental health
 Adolescent health, sexuality, and pregnancy prevention
 Fatherhood involvement
 Preconception and interconception health
 Family planning
 Prematurity/preterm birth/birth weight
 Birth defects
 Life course perspective and its impact on pregnancy outcomes
 Health care systems
 Other (specify)

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be submitted in one of the following two formats - Format I: Data Focus or Format II: Program/Policy Focus.
 Format I: Data Focus. Most appropriate for the presentation of scientific research, study findings, data analyses, or evaluation outcomes. Suggested components to include in your abstract are

  • Title: Title of project, location, major contributors
  • Background: Description of the problem, program evaluated, significance.
  • Objectives: Study objectives, the hypothesis to be tested.
  • Methods: Study design, analytic methods, approach taken.
  • Results: Specific results in summary form (with appropriate statistical analyses).
  • Limitations: Limitations of research / study / evaluation findings.
  • Conclusions/Implications: Discussion, implications (particularly for prevention programs or evaluations), conclusions.

 Format II: Program/Policy Focus. Most appropriate for description of programs or other activities affecting infant and/or family health including descriptions of community-based programs, discussions of maternal/child health policy or ethics, and models for program evaluation, dissemination and capacity development. Suggested components to include in your abstract are:

  • Title: Title of project, location, major contributors
  • Issue: Identify the specific problems, needs addressed, or purpose.
  • Setting: Geographic location, description of where program / activities took place, and intended clients / audience.
  • Project: Description of the program or model / activities, approach developed/ implemented.
  • Accomplishments/Results: Specific qualitative / quantifiable results or activities in summary form, major accomplishments.
  • Barriers: Summary of specific barriers encountered and how / whether they were overcome.
  • Lessons Learned: Summary of the lessons learned and implications (particularly for prevention programs).

Those interested in presenting at the 2017 Infant Health Summit should submit by e-mail before 5:00pm CDT on (DATE EXTENDED) Thursday, September 14, 2017 both of the following:

  • The Abstract Submission Form
  • An abstract of poster presentation in one of the suggested formats: Data Focus or Program/Policy Focus

Send abstract submission materials or questions regarding the submission process to:

Kristin McElroy

You will be notified of your abstract’s submission status by 5:00pm CDT Friday, September 1, 2017 (using the e-mail address provided in your abstract submission form).

Click here for the Abstract Submission Form