Public Awareness

Missouri’s Safe Sleep Coalition was initiated by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) in Winter 2016 and transitioned to Missouri Children’s Trust Fund in January 2022. The Coalition’s primary goal is to substantially reduce and eliminate infant injuries and deaths as a result of unsafe sleep environments and practices in Missouri through increased education, awareness, practice and training. Coalition members meet regularly to share expertise and work together to develop, support and distribute consistent safe sleep messaging statewide. The Coalition promotes October as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and encourages the use of the shared social media posts and pictures found on this site under Public Awareness. 

Please use the following free social media messaging, graphics, photos, and links to other safe sleep affiliated websites to help spread the word of Safe Sleep practices and education!

Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month Toolkit

  • Other Social Media Graphics


  • Professional Interviews

Outreach Materials

Safe Sleep Education Videos (available on YouTube)