Injury prevention and death review:
Sleep baby safe

Why safe sleep matters

  • Each year, more than 3,000 U.S. infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of these deaths occur in an unsafe sleep environment.
  • In 2015, 47 Wisconsin infants died in the sleep environment where the cause was either undetermined, asphyxia, or natural causes with unsafe sleep factors contributing to the death. View report.
  • In 2015, 30 percent of Wisconsin’s 72 counties experienced at least 1 sleep-related death. View map.
  • Since the implementation of the Back-to-Sleep campaign in 1992, there has been a 50 percent reduction in sudden, unexplained infant deaths.


The Alliance is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Maternal and Child Health Title V program to develop tools that support tribal and local health departments in addressing infant safe sleep. These tools are intended to enhance local efforts to promote a consistent, clear and concise message on infant safe sleep. These tools also will enhance conversations and education with families. These tools follow the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.

Sleep Baby Safe video

For more information, please contact Amanda Bagin at (414) 337-4565.

Learning Community Calls

2017 Learning Community Calls

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 
- Recording 

Thursday, April 6, 2017
- Recording 
- Agenda

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
- Recordings
   - Main discussion
   - Breakout: Child care
   - Breakout: Community
   - Breakout: Hospitals

Thursday, September 21, 2017
- Recording
- Agenda

November 14-15, 2017
MCH Summit at Wilderness, Wisconsin Dells 

2016 Learning Community Calls

Thursday, February 18, 2016
- No recording available
- Agenda

Wednesday, April 19, 2016
- No recording availble
- Agenda

Monday, July 25, 2016
- Recording
- Agenda

Wednesday, November 10, 2016 
MCH Summit in Oshkosh, Wisconsin