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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sharing the News on Baby Sleep Safety

Posted By: Advancing Care

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino recently presented a proclamation to Jennifer Canter, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for her contributions in spreading the word about the safest way for babies to sleep. The Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is helping the county’s bilingual public-awareness campaign, which launched in October, and promotes “the ABCs of safe sleep”: Babies should sleep Alone, on their Back and in a Crib. In addition to reaching out to the community, parents and all potential caregivers, through posters, flyers, bus advertisements and other means, the campaign has produced a video featuring Dr. Canter.

Pictured: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Dr. Jennifer Canter (center) with Westchester County officials (from left) Kevin McGuire, Commissioner, Department of Social Services; Dr. Sherlita Amler, Commissioner, Department of Health; and John Befus, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Social Services.