Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2016

Every year, many babies die from preventable causes and from a lack of health services. To shine a light on this issue, September has been honored as National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Many babies do not live to see their first birthday, but with the proper education and practices, together we can ensure that every baby has a healthy start.NIMAM_Logo_2016

This September the Healthy Start Coalition is celebrating EVERY BABY EVERY DAY.

On September 24, the Coalition will host the third annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park at 10am at Friendship Fountain (1015 Museum Cir). The event will bring together families, staff and members of the community to participate in a two-mile walk, a health fair, reading corner, giveaways, a post-walk family celebration, a costume-and stroller-decorating contest and much more.

Throughout the month of September, our blog will feature guest posts, a behind the scenes look at the Coalition and other insights to encourage pregnant, postpartum women and their families to participate in healthy activities.

Be sure to follow us on our social media outlets, and join in on the conversation using the hashtag #EveryBabyEveryDay