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Building on Campaigns with Conversations

Approach: Provide training to professionals who interact with expecting and new mothers and families that emphasize a nuanced approach to take family needs, beliefs, and context into account when talking about safe sleep, breastfeeding, and smoking

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Expert Review and Consensus

Target Audience: Multiple (caregiver + child care provider + health care provider + hospital systems)

Caregiver/Parent Education

Approach: Partner with WIC, home visiting, and other programs to provide safe sleep education and counseling to new caregivers

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Caregiver

Child Care Provider Education

Approach: Enforce laws regarding mandatory training for child care providers on infant safe sleep practices

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Child Care Provider

Health Care Provider Education

Approach: Provide staff of birthing hospitals with training on infant safe sleep

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Health Care Provider

Mass Media - National Campaign

Approach: Promote the national Safe to Sleep Campaign locally by providing professionals who interact with families (e.g., first responders) with safe sleep kits

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Professionals who interact with families

Multicomponent Strategy: Caregiver Education + Health Care Provider Education + Hospital Safe Sleep Policy

Approach: Implement a multicomponent strategy that targets caregivers, child care providers, health care providers, and hospital systems (not including quality improvement components)

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Multiple (caregiver + child care provider + health care provider + hospital systems)

Multicomponent: Caregiver Education + Health Care Provider Education + Hospital Safe Sleep Policy + Quality Improvement

Approach: Implement a multicomponent strategy that targets caregivers, child care providers, health care providers, and hospital systems with built-in quality improvement components

NPM: 5 - Safe Sleep

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Multiple (caregiver + child care provider + health care provider + hospital systems)

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.