Centering Community Voices: Solutions to Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Using a Quality Improvement Framework 

August 24, 2022 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

While sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and breastfeeding are public health issues across population groups, significant disparities exist across race, ethnicity, and geography. To center the lived experiences of communities, many MCH programs are shifting to community-driven work to promote safe sleep and breastfeeding, including the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN).

This webinar discussed how the NAPPSS-IIN programmatic and evaluation pursuits shifted to center community voices within participatory quality improvement (QI). Community partners share their experiences leading and implementing QI activities. Implications for MCH projects and community-based research were discussed.

Moderator: Stacy Scott, Ph.D., MPA, Executive Project Director and Equity Lead at NICHQ


  • Angeline Bell, RN, CCE​, Nurse Manager​, Babies Born Healthy Program

  • Crystal Trent-Paultre, MSN, RN​, Registered Nurse​, Babies Born Healthy Program​

  • Olga Garcia​, MCH Quality Management Coordinator​, WellFlorida Council​

  • Jarvis Gray, MHA, FACHE, ​CMQ-OE, CLSSMBB, PMP​, CEO/Founder​, The Quality Coaching Co.​

  • Rebecca Huber, MPP, Senior Analyst, Department of Applied Research and Evaluation, NICHQ