http://www.bakersfield.com/opinion/community-voices/we-need-to-increase-education-efforts-during-infant-safe-sleep/article_c536f7c2-aa2e-11e7-910c-23eb76029293.html

We are making a difference! Over the past couple of years, many steps have been taken to save lives and prevent deaths due to unsafe sleep environments. Public Health initiated a program where families are provided with information about safe sleeping and a voucher for a free portable crib. Other home-visiting agencies, churches, the media and brave parents who tragically lost their own children to unsafe conditions have assisted in the effort to educate parents on safe sleeping throughout our community. We believe it is because of this community-wide effort that we have seen more than a 50 percent reduction in the number of unsafe sleep deaths between 2014 and 2016.