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Key Moments in Safe to Sleep® History

The Safe to Sleep® campaign (formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign) began in 1994 as a way to bring public attention to SIDS and to educate caregivers on ways to reduce SIDS risk. But the history of the campaign actually begins well before 1994 and includes activities in the United States and abroad.

Read about the key moments in the history of the effort to understand SIDS and the Safe to Sleep® campaign. Select a date range to learn more.






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Last Reviewed: 09/23/2013