There is nothing more tragic than the preventable death of a baby or young child. That’s why we have made children’s injury prevention a top priority. Sleep-related death is a leading cause of mortality among babies less than a year old. Detroit and Pontiac both have high infant death rates. From 2010 to 2015, Detroit alone recorded 167 such deaths.
The Children’s Foundation supports programs such as Safe Baby Academy, an infant safety and sleep education program for pregnant women and caregivers.
Supported by The Children’s Foundation, Cradle Kalamazoo implements evidence-based holistic interventions to reduce infant death and promote respect for families, women, and their children. They are doing this by raising awareness about reproductive health, safe sleep behaviors, car seat safety and more. educates parents and caregivers on the three major causes of unintentional childhood injury and death – house fires and burns, motor-vehicle accidents, and unsafe sleep.