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Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

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ESM 5.1 The number of birthing hospitals that are Safe Sleep Certified (Florida)

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 1: Measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 5. Create/champion/implement policy

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: To increase the number of Florida birthing hospitals that are Safe Sleep Certified.

Numerator: Number of Florida birthing hospitals in Florida that are Safe Sleep Certified

Denominator: N/A

Significance: Safe sleep guidelines are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institute of Health, the CDC and by other nationally recognized programs. A hospital safe sleep certification process would ensure that participating hospitals develop a policy to support safe sleep efforts and that trusted hospital professionals provide consistent safe sleep messaging to parents.

Data Sources and Data Issues: Cribs for Kids in Florida

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Simple Count, Unit Number: 100

ESM 5.1 Percent of hospitals receiving national recognition or implementing approved safe sleep policy (Tennessee)

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

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

ESM 5.1 Percent of births delivered at Minnesota hospitals with national Safe Sleep Hospital Certification (Minnesota)

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 https://cribsforkids.org/hospitalcertification/ 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.

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.