The Maternal and Child Health mission is to provide leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical, socio-emotional health, safety and well-being of all Kentucky women, infants, children, adolescents and their families.
Infant Mortality Information
Safe Sleep Kentucky
The Safe Sleep Campaign is a statewide effort to raise awareness of and help inform parents and other child caregivers of the importance of safe sleep for babies.
Safe Sleep Kentucky seeks to prevent SIDS-related infant deaths by emphasizing ABCD, the four letters associated with the best practices to make sure infants sleep safely.
- A is for Alone - Stay close, sleep apart
- B is for Back - On my back for night and naps
- C is for Crib - In a Clean and Clear Crib
- D is for Danger - Be aware, not impaired. Drinking and drug use impair your ability to care for a baby, making bed-sharing and other unsafe sleep even more dangerous for the baby.
The campaign hopes to partner with health care professionals to actively promote these simple steps to save babies' lives.
Feel angry, depressed, or hopeless? Concerned about alcohol or drug use? Having marital or family problems? Help is available to you. Community Mental Health Centers provide confidential counseling services based on your ability to pay and you may obtain further information by calling toll free 1-800-928-8000.
Domestic violence is a growing public health problem. Domestic violence affects all ages, races, ethnic groups, income levels, and educational backgrounds. It is displayed in physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. If you are a victim of abuse, or have abused someone, get help now. Confidential help is available.
- Abuse Hotline: 1-800-752-6200
- Drugs/Alcohol: 1-800-221-0446
- Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program: 1-800-544-2022