SIDS Awareness Month Toolkit

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

A letter from Terri Miller, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Safe to Sleep Campaign Coordinator.

The Georgia Safe to Sleep Campaign is asking for your help to end sleep-related infant deaths.  As of 2013, Georgia averages 3 infant deaths, each week, due to these highly preventable causes.  How can you help?  Join the Safe to Sleep Campaign to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and most importantly, raise awareness on how to prevent infant sleep-related deaths, by promoting the attached toolkit in observance of SIDS, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month during October.

In the attached toolkit, there are 5 actionable items that anyone, including community and faith-based organizations, can choose from to help raise awareness.  For example, do you have a newsletter, website, or social media account?  In this toolkit you’ll find templates to use during the month of October.    If you are not part of a group that can utilize the toolkit, do you have colleagues, acquaintances, or other contacts that might be able to use the toolkit? If so, please forward it on to them.

While our work continues on throughout the year, we are asking others to join us during the month of October and be a crucial part in helping to stop these tragedies.  Help us raise awareness and also, empower parents, caregivers, grandparents and anyone in contact with infants, with the lifesaving information they need to protect our babies.

Contact Terri Miller if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for your support!

terri.miller@dph.ga.gov

 October SIDS Awareness Toolkit 

Safe to Sleep: media toolkit

Bonding with Baby Without Co-Sleeping

Georgia Safe Sleep Hospital Initiative

This photo illustrates a safe sleep environment for a baby, in which the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death are low. Baby is sleeping on its back on a firm sleep surface; and there are no crib bumpers, pillows, blankets, loose bedding, or toys are in the sleep area.

safe to sleep