what-is-sids

by Rene D. Roberts, MPH, Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. (CWHA)

According to the New York State Department of Health, “About, 1,200 NYS infants under one year of age die each year.” Of those deaths, 7.5% are referred to as Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) due to unsafe sleep practices or an unidentifiable cause, which is labeled as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

On average, every year, 48 infants die from a sleep-related injury or related to the infant’s sleep position and environment, which is approximately 80% of all infant deaths in NYC that are injury related, and the number has not changed significantly over the years.

The causes of SIDS remain unidentifiable; however, there are several risk factors and characteristics of SIDS. To learn more about SIDS, Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. through sponsorship by Healthy Start Brooklyn, cordially invites your to a Safe Sleep Event to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 11:00 am

WHERE: Help USA – 515 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (Snediker Avenue and Hinsdale Street)

TARGET AUDIENCE: pregnant women/couples, single mothers/fathers and caregivers of a child under the age of one living in zip codes: 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11233.

RSVP: EventBrite – Safe Sleep Event: In awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Please note: RSVP is required due to limited seating.

If you are a community or health provider wishing to RSVP on behalf of your clients, please RSVP using their names, but use your email address OR  send me a list of confirmed names at RRoberts@cwha.org, Thank you.

PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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