RSV is the #1 reason babies are hospitalized within their first year of life. Yet most parents don’t know it exists.
Everyone is excited to cuddle with your newborn baby, but that can spread germs. So take these extra steps around family and friends to help protect little lungs from RSV:
This community of people working together to raise awareness of RSV extends beyond Protect Little Lungs. Visit our advocacy partners for additional resources to help protect vulnerable babies from this serious threat.
Educate. Advocate. Integrate.
No matter how you are involved across the spectrum of care for mothers, babies and families, the NPA provides programs, services, and opportunities to learn and engage. At NPA, we focus on the impact and effect of perinatal care and policy on families and the healthcare providers who care for them – ensuring their voices are heard.
Fragile babies. Strong support.
Hand to Hold is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps families before, during, and after NICU stays and infant loss by providing powerful resources and one-on-one peer mentoring. Our mission is to provide comprehensive resources and support programs to parents of preemies, babies born with special health care needs and those who have experienced a loss due to these or other complications.
Perinatal social workers sharing a knowledge base and striving for excellence in practice for the benefit of families around the time of birth.
In October 2016, people from across the country participated in a Knit Big for Little Lungs campaign to support RSV Awareness Month. Many people with a passion for knitting or crocheting donated their time and materials to knit/crochet blankets and hats that were then delivered to NICUs at selected hospitals around the country.
HOURS OF WORK (ESTIMATED)
NICUs WHO RECEIVED ITEMS