We are asking you to join us in our efforts to spread a uniform safe-sleep message within our community.
As an Elder in our community we value your knowledge, experience and wisdom; knowing that your influence could help us to educate our families about the safe sleep message. You can help us change the culture and save the lives of babies in our community.
Why is Safe Sleep Important?
Sleep-related deaths are a leading cause of death in infants under one-year-old in Monroe County. Sleep-related deaths are the cause of too many babies dying in our community. We can avoid these deaths if we remember our ABCs. Babies must sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in an empty Crib free of bumpers, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals.
What Can Be Done?
We need to take charge and change the culture surrounding safe sleep practices designed to keep our babies safe. You can help to spread Safe Sleep awareness by becoming a Safe Sleep Ambassador. As an ambassador you can help spread this message far-and-wide, making the ABCs of Safe Sleep the norm in Rochester.
Grandparents As Ambassadors Will:
- Attend one training course taught by the Baby Safe Sleep Coalition. This course will teach you the basics of infant safe sleep.
- Be empowered as a safe sleep advocate in your community.
- Be responsible for educating at least 10 more community members by sharing your knowledge in everyday conversations with friends, family, and co-workers about safe sleep education.
- Become an integral part of the Coalition by supporting our efforts to reduce infant mortality rate.
Let’s Get Started!
You can choose how you would like to support our efforts. Please use the form below to send us your contact info and share your interest area: either (1) community events or (2) our Safe Sleep Education campaign to help save babies lives.