Unsafe sleeping is the #1 cause of death for children from one week to one year of age. Sadly, our community has some the highest infant mortality rate in the state. In 2016, 32 children in our community died from an unsafe sleeping situation. These heartbreaking deaths were completely preventable. Therefore, to address this critical issue, CHIP created the program, Sleeptight.
Sleeptight Hampton Roads is now the "backbone" organization for a community wide-collective impact project to "move the needle" on infant death in Hampton Roads. Through a unique partnership with these key stake holders: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children's Hospital of The King Daughters, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Sentara Healthcare System, Bon Secours Health System (Maryview & DePaul Medical Centers), Health Departments from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk/Western Tidewater and Virginia Beach, Tidewater and Virginia Beach, Eastern District Child Mortality Review Committee, and Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads/Champions for Children.
Together, babies lives will be saved!