Safe Sleep InitiativeProject led by Holmes County General Health District
About the project.
Cause Connector funding will support families that need to request a crib and safe sleep education for their children from prenatal to age 1, while supplies are available. The Holmes County Health Educator is trained in safe sleep education. In 2021, the Safe Sleep Initiative provided training, program implementation, advertising, and providing 28 pack n plays to families in Holmes County. All families who received a pack ‘n play style crib through the Holmes County General Health District participated in safe sleep education with the Health Educator.
FAO staff comments.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1-year-old. The majority of SIDS deaths are associated with sleep, which is why it’s sometimes still called “crib death.” Projects like the Safe Sleep Initiative are working to spread awareness and bring an end to SIDS.