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Infant Mortality Awareness


Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has developed a campaign, Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, infants living beyond their first birthdays is a huge accomplishment for many families. Throughout the month of September, we recognize National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, but NHSA promotes the effectiveness of ongoing programs and efforts implemented to reduce infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes all year round.

The Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign supports and inspires people from around the nation to take action in support of the Healthy People 2020 goal to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families. Join the National Healthy Start Association and be part of the generation that ensures that every baby has a chance…

To take their first step.
To say their first word.
To graduate from college.
To become President.
To Celebrate Day 366.

How can you get involved?

Click on the links below that will take you to resources to help raise infant mortality awareness. There's a toolkit that you can download to  organize fundraising events and advocacy activities in your communities and a fact card on infant mortality that you can print and distribute. We've given you our web badge to add to your own website or blog. Remember to link it to this page, so all of your site visitors can find these resources as well.

Working together, we can reduce the number of babies that do not live to see their 1st birthday! It’s up to us to make sure that families are equipped with the tools to live healthier lives.

Celebrate Day 366 Campaign Resources:

Let us know what activities or events you have planned for September, Infant Mortality Awareness Month! Complete our form and email it to us at bhaskins@nationalhealthystart.org.


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