Infant deaths related to unsafe sleep practices are preventable!
Children are at risk of suffocation when placed in an unsafe sleep environment. Keep babies safe!
Data indicates that positional asphyxia was the second leading cause of infant death in the cities of Pontiac and Southfield from 2000 to 2004. In addition, positional asphyxia was present in 19.1% (27 of 141) of the infant death cases reviewed.
Oakland County Health Division can help!
- Public Health Nurses provide information, resources, and home visits to pregnant and parenting families
- Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) team reviews all deaths under one year of age in Oakland County to determine contributing factors. Recommendations are made to prevent future deaths.
- Best Start For Babies Oakland County community action team acts on the recommendations made by the FIMR team to prevent future events through development of educational materials and public awareness campaigns.