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Statewide safe sleep initiative

The Commonwealth is dedicated to doing everything it can to ensure all babies have a safe place to sleep. We have created a partnership including state agencies and other key partners to ensure we coordinate our efforts.

Our Safe Sleep Initiative includes:

  • Awareness Campaign in partnership with the MBTA, hospitals and other partners
  • Coordination with hospitals and birthing centers to further patient education
  • A proclamation from Governor Patrick
  • Expanded website with easy to access and understand information, and links to find out more

Our partners

State Agencies
  • Office of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Department of Public Health
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • Department of Early Education and Care
  • Department of Housing and CommunityDevelopment
Other Key Partners
  • Boston Medical Center
  • UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital

These partners provided resources to caregivers to reduce the risk of unsafe sleep practices.

Contact Information

  • Department of Public Health, Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
    Lisa McCarthy-Licorish
    SafeSleep@State.MA.US
  • Department of Children and Families
    600 Washington St.
    Boston, MA 02111
    (617) 748-2000

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