Baker County Infant Mortality Task Force reaches new moms at Community Baby Shower

Eleven moms (along with their kids and family members) received valuable information to help give their baby the best start in life at the Baker County Community Baby Shower on January 26.

Eight of the moms in attendance were not enrolled in any home-visitation services but learned about Baker County Healthy Start, NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership, Healthy Families and other services offered to moms in the community.

Each participant was given a baby board book, along with a safe sleep swaddle and onesie. Healthy Families Baker County donated a stroller/car seat combo for the raffle. Baker County Infant Mortality Task Force partners provided guests with information on safe sleep, maternal health, breastfeeding support, WIC services, home/medicine safety, mental health services and home-visitation support services. Florida Gateway College shared the programs they offer to help moms and dads maintain both studying and parenting.

Resources, door prizes, food and everything that made this event a successful partnership was provided by Baker Prevention Coalition, Florida Department of Health Baker County, Florida Gateway College, Healthy Families Baker County, UF Child Advocacy Center/Child Protection Team, WIC and Coalition initiatives such as Healthy Start Baker County and NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership.

Thank you to all these organizations for doing their part in raising awareness for and preventing infant mortality across Northeast Florida!