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WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is dedicated to the health and well-being of its youngest citizens and recognizes infant sleep-related deaths may be preventable and no infant should die due to an unsafe sleep situation; and

WHEREAS, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the sudden and unexpected death of an infant younger than one year old in which the cause was not obvious and often happens during sleep or in the infant's sleep area; and

WHEREAS, parents, grandparents, relatives, child care providers, and everyone caring for infants are encouraged to learn more about infant safe sleep practices and follow the ABC's of Safe Sleep: Alone with no blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals; on their Back; and in a safety-approved Crib with a firm and flat sleep surface in the same room as their parent or caregiver, but not in the same bed; and

WHEREAS, caregivers can take protective actions to prevent SUID by avoiding unsafe sleep environments, and exposure to tobacco, smoke, alcohol, or drugs during or after pregnancy, as these increase an infant's risk of SUID; and

WHEREAS, parents are recommended to attend all well-visit appointments with their health care provider to get required immunizations, as immunizations, breastfeeding, and the use of pacifiers have been shown to reduce the chance of SUID; and

WHEREAS, health equity is central to any discussion of infant mortality and the State of Nevada is dedicated to addressing disparities in infant mortality and ensuring health equity for all residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2021, as

SUDDEN UNEXPECTED INFANT DEATH AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 21st day of September, 2021

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