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 2013, 55 Wisconsin infants died in an unsafe sleep environment. View report.
  • In 2013-14, 33 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 2011 Policy Statement on Infant Safe Sleep.

Sleep Baby Safe video


Hospital toolkit


Newborn Nest

Policy statements

Training materials

Tip sheets


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
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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
- Recording
- Agenda

Monday, July 25, 2016
- Recording
- Agenda

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