Their stories are so powerful: Community-based approaches to infant safe sleep and breastfeeding promotion
Significant racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities exist among sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) and breastfeeding practices in the U.S. Combining infant safe sleep (ISS) and breastfeeding promotion on the community level presents opportunities to address these racial/ethnic disparities and associated socioeconomic, cultural, and psychosocial influences.
The National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN) hosted a series of listening sessions in spring 2021 to examine the phenomenon of community-level providers promoting breastfeeding and infant safe sleep in communities vulnerable to disparities.
This webinar will highlight findings from a recent NICHQ-led study, Community-based approaches to infant safe sleep and breastfeeding promotion: a qualitative study published in BMC Public Health where researchers addressed two questions: (1) What are the areas that community-level organizations need support to serve their population’s needs around safe sleep and breastfeeding? (2) What tools or resources could assist them in improving their work promoting safe sleep and breastfeeding?
Implications for safe sleep and breastfeeding policies and education will be discussed. Community partners will share their experiences leading and implementing activities.