Safe sleep baby


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.


Status: Complete

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.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, email: [email protected]