1 Preventable Death Is 1 Too Many

Since 2010, nearly 100 young children in Pinellas County have died from causes that were 100% preventable due to infant unsafe sleep practices, drowning, or abusive head trauma. JWB and our partners are working collectively to prevent these needless deaths – because one preventable death of a child is one too many.

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    Received free water safety & swim lessons last year

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    Partner agencies working collectively on campaign

Prevent Needless Deaths Campaign

In 2015, a group of committed partners joined JWB to tackle the three leading causes of preventable child deaths for young children: suffocation due to unsafe sleep practices, drowning, and abusive head trauma. Together, we joined Tampa Bay partners to launch the Prevent Needless Deaths Campaign, raising awareness and training thousands on the campaign’s facts and safety tips. The planning team also mapped and analyzed data to create a more targeted effort called Sleep Baby Safely, which is aimed at preventing sleep-related suffocation deaths of babies.

Preventable Child Death Resources

Sleep Baby Safely

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Prevent Needless Deaths

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Infant Safe Sleep Video

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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

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