Between the years 2007 and 2010, 111 Nevada infants died from sleep-related
causes before reaching their first birthday.
SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is a contributing risk factor in
This Thursday, August 8, area agencies are invited to attend a special
training that not only will help drive down Nevada's infant mortality
rates, but will help every baby sleep safer.
The "Cribs for Kids" program seeks to identify agencies that
are willing to help promote safe sleep education and practices. Partnering
agencies will receive Safe Sleep Survival Kits, which include a Graco
Pack N Play, crib sheet, Halo Sleep Pack and pacifier, for distribution
to community residents.
Agencies should register with the Safe Kids Washoe County "Cribs for
Kids" program before Thursday's training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will allow "Cribs for Kids" to provide agencies with survival
kits and brochures in English and Spanish immediately following the training.
Please respond with the following information: name, agency name, title,
address and phone number, or call (775) 232-7949.
The program is sponsored locally by Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue.
Please join the "Cribs for Kids" Train the Trainer meeting from
noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013 in the HGH EMS Rescue training
room, located at 1000 Mizpah Street in Winnemucca. Please bring your own lunch.
Continuing Education Units will be available; there is no charge to attend.