Local Agencies Invited to "Cribs for Kids" Training August 8

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 those deaths.

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 rwashington@remsa-cf.com.

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.