In Monroe County, an average of 10 babies a year have died in unsafe sleep conditions.

Healthy babies are dying, in Monroe County and across the nation, because unsafe sleeping arrangements leave them vulnerable to unintentional suffocation. The Baby Safe Sleep Coalition was formed to raise awareness about these deaths and advocate for a safer world for babies.

Comprised of health and human services professionals from a dozen Monroe County agencies, the coalition has launched an ambitious program to attack this problem.