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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report

3,500 sleep-related infant deaths: What can healthcare providers and caregivers do to help babies sleep safer?

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

Every year, there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 1 in 5 mothers reported not placing their baby on his or her back to sleep, and 2 in 5 reported using soft bedding.

Who

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.
Wanda D. Barfield, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service Director, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

When

Tuesday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In  

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
International: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question.

You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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