HHSA's Kitty Roche Earns Statewide Honor

Kitty Roche, a Public Health Nurse Manager in the Health and Human Services Agency was the recipient of the Senator Daniel Boatwright Award presented at the California State Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Conference.

The award is California’s highest honor for individuals working in SIDS. Roche was honored for her many contributions to Californians touched by SIDS. The recongnition specifically mentioned her role in creating the letter sent to hospitals promoting the importance of safe sleep instructions to new parents before taking their baby home.

Roche is a member of the California State SIDS Advisory Council.