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Healthy Babies are Dying: Understanding and Preventing Sleep-Environment-Related Deaths in Infancy

April 15, 2009
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD)

Presented by:
Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Carolyn J. Cumpsty-Fowler, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Injury Prevention Program, Baltimore County Department of Health

Scott Krugman, MD, MS, FAAP
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Franklin Square Hospital Center

Stephanie S. Regenold, MD, MPH
Senior Advisor, Babies Born Healthy Initiative
Bureau of Maternal & Infant Care
Baltimore City Health Department




Topic 1 - The role of unsafe sleep in  infant mortality

  • Leading causes of infant mortality in the U.S.
  • What is SIDS
  • The Triple Risk Model

Topic 2 - Understanding sleep-environment-related infant deaths

  • What is a thorough case investigation?
  • Child death review

Topic 3 - Preventing sleep-environment-related deaths

  • Challenges to Behavior Change
  • Safe Sleep Education



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