Did you know that sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of accidental infant mortality?

“Hawaii Cribs for Kids” is a safe sleep education course for low-income, high-risk pregnant women and their families. This program provides education on the risk factors, how to create a safe sleep environment, and tracks the baby’s health throughout its first year of life.

Health centers and community partners refer eligible parents to HMHB and each participating family receives a free GRACO Pack n’ Play travel crib so their child has a safe place to sleep.

This program is entirely referral-based for qualified women by their social worker or case manager and self-referrals are not accepted.

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Classes Held

Cribs Distributed

Perinatal Health Professionals:

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Referral Agencies by County

  • Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • Child and Family Services
  • InPeace
  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • Hana Like Program
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
  • WCCHC Family Health Center
  • Waimanalo Health Center
  • Child & Family Service
  • Catholic Charities
  • Hua Moon
  • Kapaa High School
  • Wilcox Medical Center
  • Maui Family Support Services
  • Lanai Community Health Center
  • Maui Family Support Services, HFA Lanai
  • Hana Health
  • Molokai General Hospital Women’s Health Center
  • Maui High School
  • Malama I Ke Ola Health Center
  • Maui WIC Programs
  • Bay Clinic
  • West Hawaii Community Health Center

Incoming Participant Data

Over 45% of Cribs for Kids participants are Native Hawaiian, or part-Native Hawaiian, and two-thirds of participants have a high school diploma or less.

Incoming participants complete a referral form with their intentions for their infant’s sleep, prior to the start of the class (below). As a result of the comprehensive information based on the American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep guidelines, participants increase their knowledge of safe sleep by an average of 27% during the class. Following the class, HMHB contacts the family throughout the baby’s first year to check on the health status and support other health needs.

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