Press Conference Media Advisory

Press Conference Media Advisory:
June 29, 2015

Contacts:
Paige Patterson-Hughes, DCF Communications Director, (954) 375-3354
Lourdes Rodriguez, Corp. Communications Manager, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, (954) 265-3455
Diana Guayara, Marketing & Physician Relations, Broward Health, (954) 561-699-8600

DCF, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Broward Health, Pediatric Associates,
Children’s Services Council, Florida Department of Health in Broward County,
Police Chiefs and Fire Chiefs Associations, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies of Broward County,
YMCA of South Florida, Broward League of Cities and other community partners
Join together in #SaferBy4 effort to reduce child fatalities

Drowning and unsafe sleep are leading causes of child fatalities in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY – The Department of Children and Families, in partnership with all 31 municipalities in Broward County, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Broward Health, Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Broward League of Cities, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, Coral Springs Fire Department, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies of Broward County, YMCA of South Florida and other community partners are working together in support of the #SaferBy4 public awareness campaign to reduce child fatalities in this county, nearly half of which are due to drowning and unsafe sleep.

Leading physicians from both healthcare systems, a parent who lost her child due to drowning, municipal and community leaders, and other partners are joining together on July 1 in Daniella’s Atrium at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood to provide vital information, including what can occur in non-fatal drownings and unsafe sleep, to help prevent other families from experiencing these tragedies.

WHO:  DCF, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Broward Health, Pediatric Associates, Children’s Services Council in Broward County, Florida Department of Health in Broward County, YMCA of South Florida, Broward League of Cities, Broward Chiefs of Police Association, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies of Broward County, Broward Fire Chiefs Association, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, Coral Springs Fire Department, and a Broward County parent who lost her child due to drowning. 

WHAT: Press conference with community partners joining together to reduce child fatalities.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 4th Floor, Daniella’s Atrium, 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood, Florida 33021, (954) 265-3455.

Complimentary valet parking also will be available.

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