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Black Babies Awareness Month kicks off Nov. 1 to focus on the health of infants and toddlers.The new campaign, which is led by the Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC-Chapel Hill, pushes to protect, promote, and preserve the wellbeing of Black families and babies.

“For every parent, our precious Black babies are our pride and joy, and they are more than deserving of the warm, safe, and nurturing caregiving that will contribute to their health and long-term brain development,” said Iheoma U. Iruka, founder of Equity Research Action Coalition and a research professor of public policy. “We hope that Black Babies Awareness Month and the National Black Child Agenda together will build national public awareness around the issues that impact them the most, and lead to a concerted push for inclusive policies that will improve their life outcomes.”

The Charlotte Post