Measure Status: Active
Measurement Category: Category 4: measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")
Service Type: Bottom level: public health services and systems
Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth
Goal: Increase the percent of families participating in MIECHV and Welcome Family home visiting programs who place their infant sleep in a safe position and location.
Numerator: Number of MIECHV and Welcome Family home visiting participants who report always placing their infant to sleep on their backs and in a crib, cradle, or bassinet
Denominator: Total number of Welcome Family and MIECHV infant participants less than 12 months of age
Significance: Programs implemented through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative, including Welcome Family, assess and provide brief intervention and education to caregivers on safe sleep practices, including positioning, location, and the use of soft bedding. This ESM is supported by evidence from the Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs review of NPM 5 that was completed in February 2017. The review found that there was emerging evidence of effectiveness of caregiver education interventions. Two studies that focused on training and education for caregivers and had statistically significant favorable outcomes include:
- Goetter M, Stepans M. First-time mothers' selection of infant supine sleep positioning. Journal of perinatal education. 2005;14(4):16-23.
- Moon RY, Oden RP, Grady KC. Back to Sleep: an educational intervention with women, infants, and children program clients. Pediatrics. 2004;113(3 Pt 1):542-547.
Data Sources and Data Issues: MIECHV and Welcome Family program databases
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100