Exciting New Partnership to Promote Education on Safe Sleep for Infants

The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Charlie’s Kids Foundation, and Tennessee hospitals to provide teaching materials to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of safe sleep.” The Department of Health will provide hospitals that join the project with copies of the Sleep Baby Safe and Snug board book for each baby born in their facility in 2014. The book was authored by pediatrician John Hutton, MD to teach caregivers to safely put a baby to sleep. The GBBF logo can be seen on the back of these books.

Other partners in this project include kidcentraltn, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee, the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

More information about this program can be found here: http://news.tn.gov/node/11874

Pictured above (L to R) are: Dr. Michael Warren, Director of Maternal and Child Health, TN Department of Health; Theresa Carl, President of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation; and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of TN Department of Health.