October 17, 2016

Connecting the Dots for Healthy Babies

Written by Baby Science Live Coverage Team

Mother and father smiling at baby

“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” – Swahili Proverb

At JOHNSON’S®, our work in pediatrics has always been driven by one simple question: what is best for baby? This question has shaped over 125 years of research, development and care for millions of families around the world. Our inspiration comes from our community’s newest members—babies. Our smallest inspirations have lead to nothing short of huge breakthroughs in care, treatment and products. Similarly, for the past 86 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has worked in communities throughout the United States and abroad to empower and support pediatricians to meet the needs of their smallest patients. Seeing these small patients grow into healthy children and thriving adolescents is achieved through the combined and united efforts of the vibrant and passionate community of pediatric professionals.

That is why JOHNSON’S® is proud to be a partner and sponsor of this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in San Francisco next week. For four days, the best and brightest in pediatrics will gather to discuss, debate and learn from each other on our shared question: what is best for baby?

The theme of this year’s NCE is Connections, a straightforward and meaningful theme that describes the power of what will happen in San Francisco. There is no one profession or study to meet the needs of every child. Just as our communities and children are unique, so must our approach. We’re connecting the people, research and information to see vital innovations like multisensory development and skin care and to give the best answer to our question: what is best for baby? This is at the heart of why we do what we do together with pediatrics professionals across North America, to be always caring, always listening and always improving.

We have seen collaboration from every corner in pediatrics drive innovation and impact for healthier babies and families. Ten years ago, Johnson & Johnson joined forces with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Chinese government and Chinese professional associations to address birth asphyxia, a major cause of newborn mortality in China. This partnership has saved more than 150,000 newborn lives to date and trained over 250,000 pediatric clinicians.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe in bringing our collective passion, purpose and resources to bear for the best care of babies. By connecting with like-minded organizations and individuals at moments like the NCE, we can spark new ideas, research and opportunities, and see more breakthrough initiatives made possible. We invite you to be the connection that unlocks even greater opportunity for infants and children by following along and sharing your perspective on the AAP16 Live Coverage Hub on Crowd 360. Get involved in the following ways:

How will you connect at this NCE? Whether you’re a #tweetiatrician, first time attendee or legacy member, we look forward to joining you in San Francisco and online at Crowd 360 to connect for the best evidence, discussion and impact in pediatrics.