Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), along with our partners, works tirelessly each day to promote safe sleep practices for babies to help reduce Michigan’s infant mortality rate. Despite aggressive efforts to reduce this rate, babies are still dying. Social factors, racial disparities and economic realities all contribute to our unacceptably high infant death rate. This report seeks to paint a comprehensive picture of sleep-related infant deaths by combining data, research, and information regarding local and statewide initiatives that are making a difference in local communities across our state. TOGETHER we can:
- provide families with the knowledge and tools needed to keep babies safe and healthy
- make Michigan a national leader in eliminating preventable infant deaths.
- make Michigan a place that all infants survive but thrive.