Sound the Alarm: It’s Infant Mortality Awareness Month

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

The Coalition has launched a media campaign urging residents to “Sound the Alarm” about infant mortality by encouraging women and men to make a noise with their  voices and choices.

Barbershops across the city, like Duval Cuts, above, are displaying infant mortality materials to "Sound the Alarm"
A barber from The Cut Above barbershop poses with one of the Make a Noise! Make a Difference! posters displayed in his shop

In Jacksonville, a movie theater ad featuring Jacksonville Jaguar Eugene Monroe, community posters and bus ads will help raise awareness about infant mortality and ways to prevent it. The awareness campaign is sponsored by the Chartrand Foundation and other donors as part of Healthy Start’s community education and advocacy initiative.

Other infant mortality month activities include:

On September 27, Go Beyond MCH is holding an Infant Mortality Twitter chat on from 4-5pm. Use #infantmortality on to join in the conversation: