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Health Department Receives Grant for SIDS Education

Wednesday December 6, 2006

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 6, 2006) The Louisville Metro Health Department has received a $4,500 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), the largest leading SIDS organization in the country. The Health Department will use the grant to provide SIDS education within its Healthy Start and Women’s Health programs in an effort to reduce the infant mortality rate in Louisville.

“The CJ Foundation for SIDS is proud to support the important work of the Louisville Metro Health Department,” said Barry Bornstein, executive director and CEO of the CJ Foundation. “We are acutely aware of how important education is in the role of reducing the risk of SIDS and other infant deaths. SIDS education is a critical part of our mission and we will continue to support programs and organizations that advocate public awareness.”
 
“We are grateful for this support,” said Dr. Adewale Troutman, director, Louisville Metro Health Department. “It enables us to expand our existing programs that help educate new moms and dads about the danger of SIDS.”

The CJ Foundation for SIDS was founded by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter, Carly Jenna, who died from SIDS in 1993. Since its inception in 1994, the CJ Foundation has provided millions of dollars towards SIDS researchers, organizations, support programs and public education and awareness campaigns throughout the nation making tremendous strides in its fight to end SIDS. To learn more about the CJ Foundation for SIDS visit www.CJSIDS.com or call 888-8CJ-SIDS.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Health Department is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville.  For more information visit us at www.louisvilleky.gov.