Contact Information 

District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Everett: Raising Infant Safe Sleep Awareness in Pennsylvania
11/22/2016
Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) presented a formal copy of House Resolution 1110, designating November as Infant Safe Sleep Month in Pennsylvania. Standing with Everett are Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling and Lycoming County Cribs for Kids Coordinator Kate Nickles.
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) today said Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling, himself, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others have been leading an effort to raise awareness of infant safe sleeping conditions, along with state agencies. Recently, the House unanimously passed Everett’s House Resolution 1110 that designated November as Infant Safe Sleep Month in Pennsylvania.

“With the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, many families gather and everyone has an opinion on proper technique for safe infant sleep,” said Everett. “The safest way for babies to sleep is by following the ABCs: Alone, on their Backs and in a Crib. Coroner Kiessling approached me five years ago to help get the message out and it was decided that November was the perfect time to heighten awareness. So, for the past five years, I have be the sponsor of a House Resolution to recognize November as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in the Commonwealth.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force has identified the safest way for babies to sleep is alone, on their backs, in a crib with a firm mattress and tightly-fitted sheet. The baby should be dressed in a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets. Never dress the baby too warmly for sleep; the room temperature should be comfortable for an adult.

Sadly, thousands of infants in the United States die each year because they are placed in unsafe sleeping environments. By raising awareness of this preventable tragedy here and around the nation, these events can be prevented.

Through House Resolution 1110, parents, grandparents, relatives and day-care providers are urged to assure infants have safe sleeping conditions.
Everett summed up the effort by saying “Children are our most valuable and treasured resource.”

For more information on Infant Safe Sleep, visit cribsforkids.org

Rep. Garth D. Everett
84th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(570) 546-2084
(717) 787-5270
Contact: Raymond Smith
rsmith@pahousegop.com
(717) 705-1834
Member Site: RepEverett.com
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com


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