Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Multicomponent Strategy: Caregiver Education + Health Care Provider Education + Hospital Safe Sleep Policy" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/5-4.php). Find other NPM 5 hospital-level strategies in MCHbest.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Enabling services level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 5. Create/champion/implement policy
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: Increase the number of hospitals teaching parents to place infants in a safe sleep environment.
Numerator: Number of birthing hospitals (1) recognized as a National Cribs for Kids certified hospital or with an approved safe sleep policy, and (2) submitting crib audit reports with ≤ 10% of infants being found in an unsafe sleep environment
Denominator: Number of birthing hospitals in Tennessee
Significance: The infant sleep behaviors modeled by hospital staff after birth have been shown to be important in determining the practices new parents adopt when returning home. Because of this highly influential role, it is key to ensure that all birthing hospitals in Tennessee are exemplifying proper safe sleep behaviors and demonstrating to parents that babies should sleep alone, on their back, and in a crib, bassinet, or pack n’ play. By increasing the number of hospitals that meet this standard, we can increase the number of Tennessee parents who benefit from a positive example of safe sleep and, by extension, the number who continue to put their infant to sleep safely at home.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Family Health and Wellness tracking tool
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100