Tag: baltimore

‘You Look Good in Your Purple’

‘You Look Good in Your Purple’

Eighty churches around the city celebrated Precious Purple Sunday by raising awareness to prevent infant deaths. "Faith-based organizations are critical partners in the effort to educate Baltimore’s families about how to keep babies safe and healthy," says CCP's Amber Summers.

A graphic from the #NotOneMoreBaltimore campaign.

Six Sleep-Related Infant Deaths Spur New Action

Following the recent rash of deaths, CCP quickly developed a new social media campaign and toolkit to reinforce the ABCDs of safe sleep and prevent more Baltimore babies from dying.

CCP and Bmore POWER use craft materials to develop messages about the dangers of fentanyl

CCP Hackathon Aims to Keep Drug Users Safe

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs recently brought together members of Bmore POWER, a group of peer advocates and educators, for a three-day hackathon to quickly create messages aimed at preventing people from overdosing on fentanyl and dying.

Sleep Safe Ambassador Antoine Dow and his son.

Baltimore Fathers Speak Out to Encourage Safe Sleep in New Campaign

Baltimore Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot, The Family League of Baltimore and leaders of the B’more for Healthy Babies initiative to reduce infant mortality launched a new “SLEEP SAFE” campaign video to encourage fathers to implement safe sleep practices for their babies and to encourage fellow dads to do the same.

A Sleep Safe bus shelter poster.

B’more for Healthy Babies Campaign Receives $1 Million Grant

The B’more for Healthy Babies campaign, an initiative of the Family League and the Baltimore City Health Department in partnership with JHU∙CCP, has been awarded $1 million by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to sustain the successful infant mortality reduction program.

Antoine Dow shares SLEEP SAFE messages with his clients at his barber shop.

Baltimore Barber Shares SLEEP SAFE Messages with Clients

Antoine Dow is not new to fatherhood, but the birth of his youngest son Nasir, now 8-months, brought some new challenges. “My son was a preemie,” states Dow. “He was in the hospital for a couple of months.”

Dad campaign bus shelter poster.

Baltimore SLEEP SAFE Campaign Reaches Out to Fathers

CCP’s successful B’more for Healthy Babies SLEEP SAFE campaign recently launched a new phase of advertising. Designed to address fathers and to make the connection between exposure to cigarette smoke and infant death, the new ads feature a real Baltimore dad talking about his own experience. Dale (the dad in the ad) “took one for the team” (his family) and stopped smoking in his home.