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Ways to Help a New Mom

New moms are looking to their mothers, grandmothers, friends, pastors and other community leaders for advice on raising their new baby.

CelebrateOne has resources that can ensure you are providing a new mom with accurate information that will make a difference.

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Safe Sleep Resources
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CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassadors

If you are interested in helping moms-to-be and new moms and babies in your community, we can give you the training and resources to take action.

Become a CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador to start saving Columbus babies today.

Sleep-related deaths cause too many babies to die in our community, and we can avoid them if we remember our ABCs. Babies must sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in an empty Crib free of bumpers, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals. 

To spread this message far-and-wide, making the ABCs of Safe Sleep the norm in Columbus, join the CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador Program.

As a CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador, you will:

  1. Attend one training course taught by Columbus Public Health Infant Safe Sleep Experts, who will teach you the basics of infant safe sleep
  2. Be empowered as a safe sleep advocate in your community
  3. Be responsible for educating at least 10 more community members
  4. Gain Social Work continuing education credits
  5. Become an integral part of helping Columbus reduce its infant mortality rate

As a CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador, you can choose how you will teach others about safe sleep. You can share your knowledge informally in everyday conversations with friends, family, co-workers, or in a more formal way by holding organized group meetings at work, churches, schools, community centers… it’s up to you!  

Columbus Public Health  leads CelebrateOne’s infant safe sleep initiative.  The CelebrateOne Safe Sleep Ambassador trainings will be conducted by Columbus Public Health infant safe sleep experts Karen Gray-Medina and Nikki Jenkins.

Future Training Dates:

  • 1/28/2017 (SAT) 9-11am
  • 3/8/2017 (WED) 2-4 pm
  • 5/31/2017 (WED) 2-4 pm
  • 8/9/2017 (WED) 2-4 pm
  • 10/14/2017 (SAT) 9-11 am

All trainings are held at Columbus Public Health in the auditorium and are free of cost.

For any questions or to RSVP for a training, contact Brad Hoffman at bjhoffman@columbus.gov, or 614-645-8507