Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: No similar strategy found in the established evidence for this NPM. See similar ESMs (https://www.mchlibrary.org/evidence/state-esms-results.php?q=safe+sleep+certified&NPM=5&State=&RBA_Category=&MCH_Pyramid=&Recipient=&Status=Active ) for this NPM or search for other strategies or promising practices (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/npm/5-safe-sleep.php).
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 5. Create/champion/implement policy
Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth
Goal: Increase the number of hospitals in MN with national Safe Sleep Hospital certification
Numerator: Number of live births that occurred at hospitals that have any level of the national Safe Sleep Hospital certification during calendar year
Denominator: Number of live births in calendar year
Significance: The National Hospital Safe Sleep Certification Program is an initiative of Crib for Kids that recognizes hospitals for demonstrating leadership around infant safe sleep practices and education and for modeling safe sleep. Safe sleep modeling occurs when hospitals develop, implement, maintain and enforce a safe sleep policy that aims to prevent sleep-related injuries and deaths, and staff in turn serve as role models for safe sleep by intentionally conveying messages and cues to parents that promote sleep safety for infants. Because parents/caregivers tend to imitate the behaviors and practices they observe in the hospital later on at home, it is important that all birthing hospitals in Minnesota seek certification through the national certification program. By participating in this initiative, Minnesota-based birthing hospitals will be required to: (1) develop, implement, and maintain a safe sleep policy based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) safe sleep recommendations, (2) provide safe sleep training for staff, and (3) offer safe sleep counseling to parents/caregivers prior to discharge. The program was developed based on a growing body of evidence to suggest that parents are more likely to follow safe sleep practices after discharge when they observe safe sleep modeling in hospitals or receive safe sleep education from hospital staff.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Data Source: Cribs for Kids Website
Limitations of Data: Hospitals are certified for a period of time, if a hospital is certified and doesn’t choose to recertify the estimates could go down.
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100