Tag: infant mortality

‘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.

Gov. O’Malley Announces Record Low MD Infant Mortality Rate

Gov. O’Malley Announces Record Low MD Infant Mortality Rate

Governor Martin O’Malley joined Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein at the Anne Arundel Medical Center on August 8 to announce that the state’s infant mortality rate remains at a record low of 6.7 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011—the lowest rate ever recorded in Maryland for two years in a row.

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.