Four Member Hospitals Chosen for Newest NAPPSS-IIN Cohort

The National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network recently released the names of the hospital sites selected to participate in the second round of its NAPPSS-IIN project. Of the 15 hospital sites named, four are in Ohio. They are Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital, The Christ Hospital, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital and MetroHealth Medical Center. OHA looks forward to working with this cohort of hospitals to support them in the work of promoting safe sleep and breastfeeding best practices. 

Participants will test safe infant sleep and breastfeeding safety bundles that have been developed by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality's clinical and quality improvement faculty and experts.

See the full listing of participants below:
  • AL | University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, Women and Infants Center
  • FL | North Shore Medical Center
  • GA | Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • IL | Comer Children’s Hospital, UChicago Medicine
  • MA | MetroWest Medical Center
  • MA | South Shore Hospital
  • MA | UMASS Memorial Medical Center
  • NY | Crouse Hospital
  • NY | Montefiore Medical Center
  • OH | Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital
  • OH | MetroHealth Medical Center
  • OH | Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital
  • OH | The Christ Hospital
  • OK | Bailey Medical Center
  • OK | Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
The aim of NAPPSS-IIN is to make safe infant sleep and breastfeeding a national norm. The project aims to increase infant caregiver adoption of safe infant sleep practices as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as breastfeeding, by empowering champions for these protective behaviors within systems that serve families at risk. 

At the cornerstone of this project is the goal of changing individual behavior on a national scale through a multifaceted approach that promotes common messaging in collaboration with multiple organizations and stakeholders that intersect with infant caregivers.

Infant caregivers are defined as the individual who puts a baby down for sleep and could be a parent, grandparent, other family members, child care provider or other guardian.