National Infant Mortality Awareness Month: Whats Your Role?

NIMAM_LOGO_FINALMoms. Dads. Grandparents. Doctors. Nurses. Hospitals. Everyone plays a role in preventing infant mortality.

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, a time to reflect on what we can do to make sure every baby has a healthy start and celebrate our babies that reached their first birthdays. In Northeast Florida, more than 140 babies under age one died in 2013. While there was a decrease in disparities, the infant mortality rate increase in 2013 and sleep-related deaths increased after several years of decline.

So what can you do to reduce infant mortality? Over the course of the month, we’ll provide information on all aspects of reducing infant mortality: preconception health, pregnancy, healthy babies, healthy families and interconception health.

Infant Mortality Awareness Month Resources:

A Healthy Baby Begins With You campaign

National Healthy Start Association’s Celebrate Day 366 Toolkit

Coalition members, participants and partners share their role in preventing infant mortality:

Preconception Health:


 Healthy Babies:

Healthy Family:

Interconception Health