Safe Sleep Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality
An initiative to decrease the instances of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) rates and reduce racial disparities in sleep-related deaths.
September 2017 to August 2020
- Who: The states of Arkansas, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee
- Funder: This project is funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCHB)
- Our Role: NICHQ will lead four state teams in their efforts to improve birth outcomes by employing our combined expertise in infant mortality reduction and technical support in testing evidence-based strategies using quality improvement methodology. This initiative builds on the work of the NICHQ-led Infant Mortality CoIIN, which ended in September 2017.
Related Resources and Articles
How Safe Sleep Savvy Are You?
Physicians, nurses, home visitors and other public health professionals can use this video quiz as an interactive, visual tool to prompt discussions around best-practices for infant sleep.
Safe Sleep Social Media Graphics
We've put together a small collection of social media graphics to help raise awareness about the importance of safe sleep. Download them to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so we can like and share your post.
Infant Mortality CoIIN Prevention Toolkit
This interactive toolkit allows users to learn from participants in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (Infant Mortality CoIIN). Organized by topics from the initiative, this toolkit features change ideas, case studies, videos and key insights from teams who are working to reduce infant mortality throughout the country.
How Safe Sleep Savvy Are You? Spanish Version
The Spanish-language version of our popular video quiz to help physicians, nurses, home visitors and other public health professionals can prompt discussions around best-practices for infant sleep.
Creating a Safe Sleep City
Mississippi is using a citywide campaign as a catalyst for improving safe sleep practices in Jackson. They're developing a collective responsibility for their community's babies where everyone—doctors, store owners, daycare staff, restaurateurs, city officials—works together to improve infant health.
An African-American Fraternity Alliance is Changing Infant Health Outcomes
In Arkansas, nearly 300 babies die before their first birthday each year. That’s almost a baby every day. Determined to change these numbers and reach communities most affected, the Arkansas Department of Health turned to a nontraditional partner for maternal and infant health: Brothers United, an alliance of African American fraternities.