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Aravella Simotas

Aravella Simotas

  • Establishing a Newborn Health and Safe Sleep Program in New York

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    As sponsors of legislation to establish a Newborn Health and Safe Sleep Pilot Program, we call on the Legislature to combat infant mortality in New York and pass the bill.

    This measure is an important step forward in our state’s ongoing efforts to support new parents and provide all children with the best possible start to life.

    According to the Department of Health, over 90 infants in New York die every year as a result of unsafe sleep

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