Each year about 3,500 babies in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly before they reach their first birthday due to sleep-related deaths. These tragedies, called sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), often occur during sleep or in the baby's sleep area, and include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and other deaths from unknown causes.
In the 1990's, a dramatic reduction in sleep-related infant deaths followed the release of recommendations and campaigns including Back-to-Sleep. However, rates of SUIDs have remained relatively flat since 2001 and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Differences in how the causes of these deaths are reported limit our understanding and prevention efforts.
Join us at this First 5 Institute Smart Start for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts in the field discuss infant safe sleep recommendations, the need for standardized SUID investigation and reporting practices, and promising interventions.
Professionals and Providers serving young children and their families - wake up to a Smart Start! The 0-to-5 Smart Start features learning opportunities to support and expand knowledge base to increase capacity of those providing services to young children and their families. A light breakfast is provided - come learn, have breakfast and network! 30 spots are available for each 0-to-5 Smart Start. Register early to hold a spot.
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