By renewing your hospital’s National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification you are demonstrating your continuing commitment to reducing the number of infant, Sleep-Related Deaths (SRD) in your community, through the promotion and adherence of best safe sleep practices based on the AAP Guidelines on Infant Sleep Safety. Retaining your certification demonstrates your facility’s committed pro-actively help reduce the number one cause of infant death between one month and 12 months of age.
Certification renewal is required on the fifth anniversary date of your original certification, and every five years heretofore. You will be notified by Cribs for Kids® three months prior to your certification renewal date, which should provide ample time to gather the following information:
Updated Infant Safe Sleep Policy reflecting the new 2016 AAP Guidelines for Infant Sleep Safety
Any changes in educational material
Any changes in parent/caregiver material
Two (2) audit reports
Two (2) community outreach program activities
Updated letter of affiliation showing that you still have partner support
You cannot save your application form and submit at a later time, so please consider preparing your information in a document that can be saved on your computer and submit when all material is ready to be sent.
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(If you are applying for a new certificate, please fill out the Hospital Certification Application Formhere.)
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