MIAMI, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Roots, a mission-driven company focused on pregnancy health and wellness,
The City of Miami partnership marks the first in a series of partnerships with cities and companies to engage local cross-sector leaders in a joint commitment to improve maternal health and wellness, and set a pregnancy wellness standard. Through a combination of educational programming and direct engagement with key stakeholders, Miami will implement public initiatives to help expectant mothers reduce stress and improve health outcomes throughout their pregnancies. The city of Miami will work to ensure workplace environments have the resources and knowledge needed to better support expectant mothers.
"As Miami continues to focus on the future of our great city, we know one of the most important investments we can make today is in our mothers and infants," said Tomás Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami. "As is so often the case, lasting progress demands engagement from all. That's why I'm thrilled to work with Square Roots to improve health outcomes for mothers in Miami."
"The launch of BIRTHMARK® continues Square Roots' commitment to engaging local innovators from the private and public sectors to support mothers in all corners of the country," said Morad Fareed, Founder and CEO of Square Roots. "We have worked with diverse communities and leading institutions, but we always find that strong local leadership is the point of greatest leverage. Mayor Regalado understands the importance of a healthy pregnancy to our collective future, and we look forward to partnering with his office as we build a national model for improving maternal health in communities across America."
Square Roots and the City of Miami will host "Miami BIRTHMARK® Day" on June 23, 2017 at Miami City Hall to celebrate the City's commitment to support maternal health and wellness, and joining the coalition of Cities supporting BIRTHMARK®.The event will include remarks from Mayor Regalado, a special performance of songs from Carnegie Hall's National Lullaby Program, and provide an opportunity to learn about the programs and technology available to maximize the focus and support on the wellness of working women. Additionally, the Smithsonian Science Education Center will introduce their inquiry-based science education (IBSE) module that will focus on education surrounding mosquito borne diseases, such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and malaria within local and global communities.
Square Roots' Key Initiatives:
About Square RootsSquare Roots (www.squareroots.com) is a mission-driven company focused on pregnancy health and wellness. By integrating new technology and scientific findings with intelligent partnerships from medicine to policy to maternal care takers, Square Roots brings needed solutions and resources to the most critical period of life: our beginning. We identify the highest impact programs and tools that have a proven health impact for mothers and coordinate the distribution of these programs and tools between academia, policy, public agencies, and private companies.
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