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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: April 15, 2013
DHSS-52-2013





MEDIA ADVISORY: INFANT SAFE SLEEP CAMPAIGN


WHO: Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn
Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services
Karyl T. Rattay, MD, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health
David Paul, MD, Chair, Delaware Healthy Mothers and Infants Consortium (DHMIC)
WHAT: Announcement of Infant Safe Sleep campaign, "Long Live Dreams," and eighth annual Summit on Maternal & Child Health, sponsored by the Delaware Healthy Mothers and Infants Consortium. Up to 350 attendees and community partners are expected.
WHEN: April 17, 2013 "Long Live Dreams" Infant Safe Sleep program launch, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and update Delaware's infant mortality reduction work. Lieutenant Governor Denn, Secretary Landgraf and Dr. Rattay begin speak at 8:30 a.m. and sign the national "Safe Sleep Wall" at 9:00 a.m.*DHMIC conference, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. For the complete Summit agenda, visit dhmic.healthywomende.com. Reporters are invited to attend the entire event.
VISUALS: *Lieutenant Governor Denn, Secretary Landgraf and Dr. Rattay will sign the "Safe Sleep Wall"; a Delaware traveling exhibit that provides community leaders and community members the opportunity to write and post their personal hopes and dreams for the children in their lives, and their ideas for helping to ensure that all babies thrive! A "Long Live Dreams" child safe crib that demonstrates safe sleep practices. For the complete Summit agenda, visit dhmic.healthywomende.com. Reporters are invited to attend the entire event.
WHERE: Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801


Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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