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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT OF SAFE SLEEP
SPONSORSHIP FROM HEALTHY BLUE

SAFE SLEEP 

JuneteenthKC in partnership with Healthy Blue Missouri will now be offering safe sleep training, cribs and crib resources for families residing in: Cass, Clay, Platte, Jackson & Johnson County.

JuneteenthKC is honored to establish this community partnership to take action to prevent infant death and safe sleep accidents within our communities.

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Are you a new/expecting family interested in receiving Safe Sleep education to reduce the risk of sleep-related accidents or death in the home?
 

JuneteenthKC is excited to work with Healthy Blue Missouri, Home State Health, and Children's Mercy Hospital to provide safe sleep education for parents/guardians interested in learning how to reduce the risk of sleep-related accidents or infant deaths. 

 

 

Click here to register for our NEXT Safe Sleep training opportunity AND QUALIFY to receive a FREE CRIB OR SAFE SLEEP SUPPLIES! 

VIRTUAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
NOW AVAILABLE
EVERY 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY

JuneteenthKC in partnership with Children’s Mercy-Kansas City’s Division of Child Adversity and Resilience (DCAR) beginning July 15th will be managing & implementing their safe infant sleep initiative “Safe Sleep Safe Babies” within the Greater Kansas City are and neighboring communities! 

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JuneteenthKC  is honored to be selected to join Children’s Mercy in their efforts to prevent sleep-related infant deaths, expand knowledge and practice of safe infant sleep, and increase family access to safe sleep materials throughout Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass, Wyandotte, and Johnson County.

JuneteenthKC will be supporting this effort by:

  • designating staff that will be trained in safe infant sleep practices

  • disseminating safe sleep education to families served and actively demonstrating the use of safe sleep materials (including pack n plays) within the household 

 

 JuneteenthKC is excited to continue to provide valuable education and resources for families that can empower them with tools to keep their babies healthy and safe while sleeping.This public health approach to addressing safe sleep also aligns with JuneteenthKC's  organizational goals of ensuring families and children in underserved communities have equal access to the safety and well-being resources that they need. 

Free Crib Eligibility Requirements

**Must reside in: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Dekalb, Gentry, Holt, Platte, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Nodaway, Ray, Saline, or Worth  County 
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Has a child 12 months or younger that parent provides a sleeping environment at least 50% of the week 
**Pre-natal participants must be at least 7 months pregnant or 60 days from the anticipated delivery date

**Parents must participate in an hour-long safe sleep virtual training hosted by JuneteenthKC
**Participant must complete a Pre & Post Safe Sleep assessment 

55% OF SLEEP RELATED INFANT FATALITIES IN MISSOURI WERE DUE TO CO-SLEEPING

2021 SEVEN SLEEP RELATED DEATHS DUE TO CO-SLEEPING HAVE BEEN REPORTED BY
THE Kansas City POLICE DEPARTMENT 

29 UNSAFE SLEEP DEATHS WERE REPORTED FROM 2015-2019-- 20 WERE AFRICAN AMERICAN 

VIRTUAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
NOW AVAILABLE
EVERY 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY
@ 2:00 PM (!!!!)

Click here to register for our NEXT
Safe Sleep training opportunity AND QUALIFY to receive a FREE CRIB OR SAFE SLEEP SUPPLIES!