The Healthy Beginnings Program is designed to address the infant mortality disparity among minority women. This program offers education around safe sleep and support through a woman's pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using the ABC's to put babies down to sleep.
A: Alone - Infants should sleep alone. Infants should not share sleeping space with other infants or objects.
B: Back - Infants should be placed on their backs when putting to sleep. Not on their side or stomach.
C: Crib - Infants should be placed in a crib (or pack-n-play) on a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet.
WIth the Healthy Beginnings Program families receive home visiting care management to help make the pregnancy and the beginning years with their child a more joyful and healthy experience. We continue to empower and educate families on important topics such as safe sleep which promote child and family well-being.
To learn more about The Healthy Beginnings Program please call 336-703-3183 or 336-703-3391.