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19th Annual Spring Conference
March 26-28 2018

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2012 Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month and NHSA is excited to share with you our plans for the month!

Share Consumer Stories!

For the month of September, we want to post videos of Healthy Start Consumers sharing their stories on our website/blog! Record videos of your consumers telling their story or speaking to the impact of Healthy Start in their lives, and then send it to us. We’ll post them throughout the month on our blog, Healthy from the Start.

Video steps:

  • Keep the videos to under 30 seconds. The longer the video, the larger the file size.
  • If you haven’t made a video before, check out some helpful information on Vimeo.com.
  • Have your Consumer sign the Photo Release Form. It’s critical we have this form before we can post the video to the web.
  • To send us the video, use a file sharing website such as YouSendIt.com and send to info@nationalhealthystart.org.

That’s it! We’ll upload videos as we receive them. Please start sending as early as possible so we can share over the month of September.


Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance

All material for our Celebrate Day 366 Campaign can be found on the campaign Raise Awareness page. Resources such as the Infant Mortality Awareness Month Toolkit, Infant Mortality Awareness Fact Card, Infant Mortality Awareness Month Order Form, and Celebrate Day 366 Web Badge can be found on the site year-round to help RAISE AWARENESS!

If you’re interested in using the campaign logo, please review our Logo Policies & Guidelines and submit a request.


We want to hear from you!

Let us know what activities or events you have planned or attend for Infant Mortality Awareness Month! Complete our form and email it to us at info@nationalhealthystart.org. We'll add your events to our Infant Mortality Awareness Month Events Calendar. Share with us any media coverage, and we’ll be sure to Tweet about it from @NatlHealthyStrt.



Text4Baby and NHSA are teaming up!

NHSA is partnering with text4baby to raise awareness about this critical health crisis in the U.S. and the importance of connecting moms to health information. 

In order to connect more moms to text4baby’s information, text4baby and NHSA are partnering on a contest. Moms who enroll in the service and put in the participant code “HS” when prompted during registration between September 1 and September 30 will be entered to win one of three one-year supplies of Johnson’s Baby products, courtesy of founding sponsor Johnson & Johnson. Moms can enroll online or via text (texting BABY or BEBE to 511411) and all enrollments with the “HS” participant code will be entered to win. At contest end, text4baby will pull a list of enrollees who entered the “HS” code and then randomly select one (1) “HS” winner. The winner will receive a follow-up via text with instructions to call text4baby staff within 72 hours. After winners have been selected and contacted, their mailing information will be provided to Johnson & Johnson, NHSA and the staff leadership at their respective HS site. Johnson & Johnson will in turn mail directly to the winner within a period of four to six weeks a package of various Johnson’s Baby products estimated to last for a year and confirming shipment of products with text4baby staff. 

To learn more about text4baby, check out this helpful Factsheet.



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Saving Our Nation's Babies: The Impact of the Federal Healthy Start Initiative

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