Little Hats Big Hearts Initiative Educates New Parents on Heart Health
February 15, 2019 — In recognition of American Heart Month Englewood Health is participating in the American Heart Association’s Little Hats Big Hearts program to send more healthy babies and moms home by raising awareness and advocating for change.
Throughout the month of February, new moms at Englewood Hospital are beginning their parenthood journeys with support and information including tips on raising a healthy family, at-home exercise ideas, and heart-healthy recipes. Their babies are receiving red caps, handmade by volunteers from across New Jersey, for safeguarding through the cold winter months.
Each year in the United States 36,000 children are born with a heart defect, increasing their risk of developing medical conditions such as pulmonary hypertension, infective endocarditis, congestive heart failure, anticoagulation, and arrhythmias. With the right care, however, most defects are possible to fix. Englewood Health is proud to play a part in helping new parents better care for themselves and their newborns.
The New Jersey Little Hats Big Hearts initiative is sponsored locally by Novartis.