Office of Children and Family Services

 

NEWS
For Immediate Release: 9/18/2013

Contact: Jennifer Givner

Email: Jennifer.Givner@ocfs.ny.gov

Phone: 518-402-3130

OCFS Partners With Albany County Executive, Safe Sleeping Task Force to Remind Public of Safe Sleep Practices

ALBANY COUNTY -- Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy joined members of his Safe Sleeping Task Force and health care providers to announce the accomplishments of the task force since its launch in March as well as to recognize National Baby Safety Month and to proclaim today Safe Sleep Day in Albany County.

The Task Force was formed by the County Executive in March and has developed a wide ranging public education effort to prevent infant deaths due to “unsafe sleeping,” which can occur when an adult shares a bed with an infant and rolls over onto them which can lead to the death of the child. The County Executive’s comprehensive approach utilizes the expertise of community partners and health care providers to prevent infant deaths in the county due to “unsafe sleeping