The Longitudinal Infant and Family Environment (LIFE) Study is a comprehensive intervention study designed to decrease unsafe sleep practices among caregivers of infants in Richmond, VA. Unsafe sleep practices and environments, such as placing babies on their stomach to sleep or bed-sharing, pose a risk for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). The caregivers participating in the LIFE study watch an educational video, take home a baby box, and receive a home visit from a pediatric nurse. The caregivers are then followed up with at 3 and 6 months post-intervention.
Funding Partners: Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS).
PI: Sunny Shin, Ph.D.