NAPPSS-IIN Hosting Community of Practice Meetings to Address Policies and Share Experiences about Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding

September 28, 2022

Baby in bassinet and Black mother breastfeeding baby

The NICHQ National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN) project will continue to convene six Community of Practice (CoP) groups from September 2022 – March 2023. CoPs include Birthing Professionals, Community Advocacy Organizations, Community-Based Home Visitors, Early Childcare Providers, First Responders, and Researchers. Each group will convene twice to continue to address policies, improve skills, and learn from each other’s experiences in the areas of safe sleep and breastfeeding.

NAPPSS-IIN is 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.

View the full schedule of CoP meetings below: 







Birthing Professionals

1:00 – 2:00 PM

September 22, 2022

The Roles and Voices of Non-traditional Birth Workers in Making Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding a National Norm

January 19, 2023

Doula Services: A Growing Industry

Early Childcare Providers

1:00 – 2:00 PM

September 29, 2022

How Childcare Providers Promote Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep as Parents Return to Work

January 26, 2023

From Early Childhood Education to Breastfeeding to Safe Sleep: Solutions to Supporting Families and Communities

Community Action Organizations  

1:00 – 2:00 PM

October 20, 2022

Cultivating New Partnerships and Sharing Data in Communities Where Infant Mortality Rates Continue to Climb

February 16, 2023

The PUMP Act: Its Potential Impact on Women Who Breastfeed and Where They Work

First Responders

1:00 – 2:00 PM

October 27, 2022

It Takes A Village: First Responders Share Roles in Promoting Safe Sleep Practices in their Communities

February 23, 2023

From a Paramedic's Vantage Point: Why Safe Sleep Education Matters

Community-based Home Visitors

1:00 – 2:00 PM

November 10, 2022

Best Practices for Home Visitors Navigating the 'New Normal' to Promote Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep practices

March 16, 2023

Facing New Challenges and Opportunities on the Front Line


1:00 – 2:00 PM

November 17, 2022

The State of Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Practice Research in the U.S.

March 23, 2023

Thriving: Black Excellence in Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep


Learn more about NICHQ's National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN).