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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 9 (9 total).

American Academy of Pediatrics, Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 2016. SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: Updated 2016 recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. Pediatrics 138(5):e20162938,

Annotation: This statement supports a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. Contents include the recommendations and strength of evidence for each recommendation. An accompanying technical report that discusses the rationale for the recommendations is also available.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Environmental exposure, Health policy, Infant death, SIDS: Sleep position

Kane D, and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General. 2015. Report to the governor and the General Assembly. Chicago, IL: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 283 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on investigations of misconduct, misfeasance, malfeasance, and violations of rules, procedures, or laws by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees, foster parents, service providers, and contractors with the Department. The document includes a special report on sleep-related infant deaths where parents were investigated by child protection services despite the absence of either drug or alcohol abuse or other blatant disregard.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child protective services, Illinois, Infant mortality, SIDS, Sleep environment, Sleep position, State agencies

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Safe infant sleep. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the recommended safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, and strategies for state and territorial health agencies to reduce the rates of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths. Topics include laws and regulations, Cribs for Kids, safe sleep campaigns, WIC messaging, and public health recommendations.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Environmental influences, Infant death, Infants, Injury prevention, Legislation, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Regulations, Risk factors, SIDS, Sleep, Sleep position, State health agencies

Wiessinger D, West D, Smith LJ, Pitman T. 2014. Sweet sleep: Nighttime and naptime strategies for the breastfeeding family. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 484 pp.

Minnesota SIDS Center, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. 2011. Safe and asleep in a crib of their own. St. Paul, MN: Maternal and Child Health Section, Minnesota Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents and other caregivers provides tips for keeping infants safe during sleep. Topics include suffocation and safe sleep environments. The brochure is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 Fax: (651) 201-3590 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/mch/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Consumer education, Environmental influences, Infants, Injury prevention, Non English language materials, Public awareness campaign materials, SIDS, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, Suffocation

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths and United Kingdom Department of Health. 2009. Reduce the risk of cot death. London, England: Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides tips for reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death. It discusses how to position baby for sleep and smoking prevention in baby's area; warns against sharing a bed, couch, or sofa, with baby and avoiding overheating; and gives additional tips. The brochure has been translated into simplified Chinese, Latvian, Polish, and Portuguese.

Contact: Lullaby Trust, 11 Belgrade Road, London, England SW1V 1RB, Telephone: (020) 7802-3200 E-mail: office@lullabytrust.org.uk Web Site: http://lullabytrust.org.uk Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breastfeeding, Brochures, Consumer education materials, Environmental exposure, Infant death, Non English language materials, Prevention, SIDS, Sleep position

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, Public Health Services. [2008]. Help your baby sleep safely. [Modesto, CA]: Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, Public Health Services, 3 items.

Annotation: This site contains a video, client brochure, and poster that demonstrate ways that babies sleep that are unsafe and safe. The unsafe examples are taken from real life situations in Stanislaus County, California, where babies died. The safe examples come from the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is designed to help educate parents and caregivers on the safest ways babies should sleep. Materials are available in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, Public Health Services, 830 Scenic Drive, P.O. Box 3271, Modesto, CA 95353, Telephone: (800) 834-8171 Secondary Telephone: (209) 558-7116 Fax: (209) 558-8320 Web Site: http://www.schsa.org/PublicHealth/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Risk management, SIDS, Sleep environment, Spanish language materials

Shaefer J, Bronheim S. 2007. With Always Right, teens get the message: New York City, NY. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, SIDS/Other Infant Death Project, 6 pp. (Promising practices for cultural and linguistic competence in addressing sudden infant death syndrome and other infant death)

Annotation: This paper provides information on the Always Right program, which educates adolescents in New York City about safe infant sleep and SIDS reduction practices. The paper describes the program, discusses the actions taken as a result of it, and explains why it works. Information on the National Center for Cultural Competence is included.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: cultural@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Sleep position, Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent parents, Adolescents, Community programs, Cultural competence, Infant death, Model programs, New York, Prevention, SIDS, Sleep environment

Regional Health Alliance. 2007. Infant safe sleep video: Keep infants sleeping safely. Battle Creek, MI: Regional Health Alliance, 10 min.

Annotation: This online video for parents provides seven tips for safely putting an infant to sleep. Tips include: (1) the infant sleeps alone in a crib, bassinet, or play pen without any soft bedding to avoid asphyxiation; (2) baby sleeps on a firm mattress with a tight-fitting sheet; (3) always place baby to sleep on his or her back for sleep; (4) no blankets or toys in the crib; (5) keep baby's face uncovered, no blankets; (6) don't overdress or overheat baby, use a sleep sack instead of a blanket; (7) do not allow smoking around baby, even secondhand smoke increases SIDS risk.

Contact: Regional Health Alliance, 34 West Jackson Street, 1 Riverwalk Centre, Battle Creek, MI 9017, Telephone: (269) 962-5992 Fax: (269) 962-2182 E-mail: paulette@bbcfoundation.org Web Site: http://www.regionalhealthalliance.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Consumer education materials, Infant mortality, Prevention, SIDS, Sleep environment, Spanish language materials

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.