What is Diaper Need Awareness Week?
Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative created by the National Diaper Bank Network to bring national attention and mobilize efforts to end diaper need, a hidden consequence of poverty. Diaper need is defined as the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy.
Individuals, health professionals, community groups, and others can use this week to sponsor events and stimulate awareness of health issues related to diaper need. The goals include:
- Raise awareness and support efforts to educate people about diaper need, including risk factors and related repercussions
- Encourage people and interested groups and organizations to observe and support Diaper Need Awareness Week through appropriate programs and activities to promote public awareness of, and potential solutions for, diaper need
For ways to get involved, check out how you can take action!