Raise Infant Mortality Awareness in September
In September, observe Infant Mortality Awareness Month. American Indian/Alaska Native infants have disproportionately high rates of mortality. For AI/AN communities, connecting to healthcare and resources grounded in Native culture and traditions can help families break unhealthy patterns that may contribute to the high incidence of infant mortality.
The National Healthy Start Association provides a variety of resources that help raise infant mortality awareness: http://bit.ly/OV9BlZ .
The March of Dimes American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Committee also provides resources for AI/AN families through their Coming of the Blessing Initiative: http://bit.ly/O8Z2Pg