The Maternal and Child Health Bureau is hosting a webcast called, “Moving Beyond Back to Sleep to Safe to Sleep”. The webcast will be focused on the national “Safe to Sleep” Campaign, highlighting what resources are available for on safe infant sleep and how health partners in the MCH community can promote the message.
In Northeast Florida, sleep-related deaths accounted for 13 percent of all infant deaths. Some areas still see higher rates, like Baker County, where 40 percent of deaths are Suddenly Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUIDS). Sleep-related deaths are a leading cause of post-neonatal mortality across the country but can be significantly reduced with education and awareness campaigns, like “Safe to Sleep”.
The webcast will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Johannie Escarne, MPH and Senior Public Health Analyst at MCHB/HRSA will moderate and Shavon Artis, DrPH, MPH, of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health will present.