Home > News

October is Safe Baby Sleep Month

Posted Oct. 4, 2018

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
a baby sleeping

Tarrant County consistently has one of the highest infant mortality rates in Texas, with 6.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.

As many as 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths. Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children less than a year old, and unsafe sleeping environments are the primary cause of infant suffocation.

To address this issue, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Alliance For Children and community partners developed a campaign in 2015 related to safe infants. This has grown into the Safe Baby Sleep Council with additional partners, including the City of Fort Worth.

The campaign’s efforts include changes to operational policy and practice, comprehensive staff training and marketing and social media efforts. Partners are distributing safe sleep environment resources such as pack ‘n plays and have established a speakers bureau to provide ongoing community education.

Learn more about infant sleep safety.

Mayor Betsy Price proclaimed October 2018 as Safe Baby Sleep Month to urge all residents to work together to significantly reduce infant mortality in the years to come. The proclamation will be presented at the next City Council meeting, at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. June 19, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200.
View the agenda »

Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. June 19, 2019; Council Chamber 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 1 p.m. June 19, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 2 p.m. June 19, 2019; City Council chamber 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Breakfast at the BAC - The Two H's of Labor and Employment: 7:30 a.m. June 20, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. June 20, 2019; City Hall Work Room, 2nd Floor City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission Work Session Immediately Following Meeting: 10 a.m. June 20, 2019; City Council Work Room, 2nd Floor City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Comminuty Action Partners Council Meeting: 3 p.m. June 20, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, 1st Floor, Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Affordability, Inc. Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Gateway Public Facility Corporation Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Chisholm V Corporation Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWSH Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Sycamore Housing, Inc. Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWSH Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Stallion Point Public Facility Corporation Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Fair Park Public Facility Corporation Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Fair Oaks Public Facility Corporation Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. June 20, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee Meeting: 11:30 a.m. June 21, 2019; James E. Guinn Building, 1st Floor, PharmaFab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
View the agenda »

Stop Six Juneteenth : 5 p.m. June 21, 2019; MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

16th Annual Fort Worth Housing Summit: 8:30 a.m. June 22, 2019; Tarrant County College - South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive.

Karate Tournament at North Tri-Ethnic Community Center: 9 a.m. June 22, 2019; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Fort Worth Crud Cruiser Event: 9 a.m. June 22, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E Belknap St Fort Worth Texas, 76111.

Fort Worth Crud Cruiser Event: noon June 22, 2019; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave Fort Worth Texas, 76104.

Summer Music Series at Forest Park Pool: 6 p.m. June 22, 2019; Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place.
Register for this event »

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. June 24, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Evans-Rosedale Urban Village Community Workshop: 6:30 p.m. June 24, 2019; Tarrant County Public Health Facility - Room 1111, 1101 S. Main St.

West 7th Street Connectivity Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. June 24, 2019; University of North Texas Health Science Center, Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Building, Room 506, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.