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HIE Awareness Month

Welcome to 2021 HIE Awareness Month!

Every April, we work together as a global TEAM of families, clinicians, researchers, partners, supporters and fans, to spread awareness into the world about neonatal and childhood acquired Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. This year, the community theme is TEAM HOPE. Our team is filled with dedicated members, and over 6,000 strong, across all ages and outcomes.

We both know all too well the isolation that can exist for our families. Each of us experienced HIE with our children, and we know when we connect as a community, we are Better Together. HIE continues to be its own unique type of NICU experience, different innings, a culture of game play all its own, with many disparities in care, communication and connection that we must continue to work together on.

We are proud to assemble our team to make this happen, and need your help to bring more team members onto the roster, rounding the bases to decreasing the incidence of HIE (2-3 per 1,000 live births), and improving the quality of life for children and families impacted by HIE. We’ve assembled all sorts of ways you can spread Awareness, Education and Support this April. We look forward to working together for a HOME RUN!

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Last updated: 3/23/2021

Events Calendar


We honor, remember and mourn our HIE children who have been lost to HIE during Awareness Month on April 20th – HIE Remembrance Day. We ask for your support and help recognize these families.
  1. Use one of Hope for HIE’s remembrance Facebook frames to show solidarity with our loss community
  2. Post to our WAVE OF LIGHT post that we will start on April 20th with a photo of a candle you are lighting, where you are in the world and any message you have for our loss families
  3. Use the hashtags #hieremembrance#hieremembranceday, and #hieloss in your social media posts
  4. Share posts of our loss families that we will be sharing to honor them, let people know that loss is one of the outcomes of HIE, and bring more awareness to our loss community
  5. If you are one of our loss families, share your story, write a blog post for our website, share a poem, share how you honor your child by contacting annie@hopeforhie.org.
  6. Pay your respects to our families at our online memorial below.
Online Memorial


Feel free to use our social media tools to customize and share YOUR HIE story for more Awareness, Education and Support.



  • #HIEAwarenessMonth
  • #TeamHope
  • #HopeforHIE


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Daily Story Prompts for Instagram & Facebook Stories, TikTok Stitches

Be sure to tag @HopeforHIE and use the hashtags #HIEawareness #TeamHope and #HIEawarenessmonth so we can track social media reach!

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Support HIE Awareness Month and join the TEAM with official limited edition swag!

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