Georgia Safe to Sleep Campaign’s - Hospital-Based Initiative

This program encourages birthing centers and pediatric departments in Georgia to model and actively discuss infant sleeping practices with parents and caregivers before they leave the hospital.

To ensure health providers in Georgia implement and model safe sleep practices, the Georgia Safe to Sleep campaign recruited birthing hospitals to participate in the Hospital-based program. The program asks hospitals to:

  • Educate staff on current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Recommendations on safe infant sleep
  • Educate parents on the AAP recommendations
  • Update/create safe sleep policy to reflect the most recent AAP recommendations
  • Model safe infant sleep in the hospital and,
  • Distribute educational support items


Goals of the Hospital-based Safe to Sleep Program:

  • Provide accurate and consistent safe infant sleep information to hospital personnel including medical, nursing, breastfeeding, child birth education and nutrition staff members
  • Enable hospitals to implement and model safe infant sleep practices throughout their facility
  • Provide guidance to health care staff on addressing safe infant sleep concerns and issues
  • Reduce infant mortality attributed to sleep-related infant deaths


Georgia Safe to Sleep; Hospital-Based Safe Infant Sleep Program, Policy and Education Development Guide. 

Georgia Safe to Sleep Hospital Initiative - Parent Survey results 

Georgia Safe to Sleep Hospital Initiative - Process Evaluation Report

Contact:

Terri Miller, MPH, CHES
Safe Infant Sleep Program Manager

Terri.Miller@dph.ga.gov
(404) 657-2904


Page last updated 11/19/2019