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Available Services for Safe Sleep

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Center of New Jersey (SCNJ) Hotline: 800-545-7437 Visit [http://www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/sids/] or call the hotline to obtain additional bereavement services, hospital Safe Sleep Tool Kits, the American Academy of Pediatrics safe infant sleep guidelines, and SIDS Center safe sleep flyers, videos, information on its free mobile phone app, and related material. Examples of three of the SCNJ's long-standing educational programs are *Nurses LEAD the Way, which is presented at birthing hospitals and has resulted in improvements in knowledge about safe sleep and in education policies and procedures related to the provision of this information to families, *Neighborhoods LEAD the Way, which reaches into communities at highest risk to address the challenges of racial disparity often in collaboration with local clergy, and *Presentations to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. [[br]] The SCNJ provides educational materials in English, Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, and Hindi with other languages available as requested. Educational videos, hospital tool kits, webinars, and other message facilitating material are distributed and also available on the SCNJ website. In addressing the major risk of household smoke exposure, the SCNJ collaborated with [http://momsquit.com/ Mom's Quit Connection] to extend the penetration of knowledge and interventions. The SCNJ also targets specific groups of caregivers, such as grandparents, and works with faith-based communities to reach caregivers at community levels. The free SIDS Center of New Jersey [https://news.rutgers.edu/news/new-rutgers-app-seeks-reduce-infant-mortality/20180418#.W3WoAc5KiUm safe sleep mobile phone app] can be accessed through the app stores for Android and iPhones by typing "SIDS Info" into the search bar. To arrange an education program, call the hotline: 800-545-7437

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