National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN)
An initiative to make infant safe sleep and breastfeeding the national norm by aligning stakeholders to test safety bundles in multiple care settings to improve the likelihood that infant caregivers and families receive consistent, evidence-based instruction about safe sleep and breastfeeding.
July 2017 to June 2022
- Who: Five states will develop, pilot and implement a safe infant sleep and breastfeeding safety bundle. A coalition of 70 stakeholder organizations will support the initiative.
- Funder: This project is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
- Our Role: Using our unique change management approach to lead the innovation network. Activities include: providing technical assistance to states on integrating safe sleep and breastfeeding promotion efforts; providing training and resources to systems and community groups on using a conversations approach to engage families to help identify and overcome barriers in integrating safe sleep and breastfeeding; and implementing a safe infant sleep and breastfeeding safety bundle—a structured way of improving the processes of care and patient outcomes—in hospitals and other child care and social services settings.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, email: email@example.com.
We've curated several resources for those working on safe sleep.
- Learning modules: Building on Campaigns with Conversations: An Individualized Approach to Helping Families Embrace Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding
- Checklist: Modeling Safe Practices: A Checklist for Infant Sleep & Breastfeeding Images
- Checklist: Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding Support: What to Consider When Looking for Child Care
- Self-Assessment: Supporting Safe Infant Sleep and Optimal Breastfeeding Practices: An Organizational Self-Assessment