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It’s time for a wake-up call. The NAPPSS project marks a new opportunity to safeguard the lives of infants at a time when understanding and reducing the risks of sleep-related infant deaths is advancing on multiple fronts. Key components are in place, including expanded professional safe sleep guidelines and a reinvigorated national campaign that has moved the needle from Back To Sleep to Safe To Sleep. But until now there has been no national coordinated strategy to engage the full set of partners to make safe sleep a national norm. Read More

Stay Connected: Safe Sleep Is Everyone's Business

We want to connect with you. Every person who represents a group that interacts with families and infants can play a role in making safe sleep a national norm. Please sign up for our mailing list to keep in communication about NAPPSS activities and resources.

Our Conceptual Model

Conceptual Model

The theory of planned behavior provides a context for addressing barriers to safe sleep implementation. Behavior change theory provides context and focus for addressing barriers and challenges to adopting safe sleep behaviors as the national norm.

To effectively address such barriers, it is essential to understand the factors that influence behavior change of parents, family members, and other caregivers.

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NAPPSS wants to make sure all coalition members are aware of AAP's new guidelines:

The NAPPSS Steering Committee is encouraged by the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.

NAPPSS Newsletter

Access our electronic newsletter to keep our Coalition members and Friends of NAPPSS updated on our activities and progress on implementing the National Action Plan to Increase Safe Infant Sleep: A Blueprint from the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (National Plan).  In each issue we will share information about the plan and Coalition partners, and communicate the progress of our Action Teams.

Renner Joins NAPPSS Team

Megan Renner, Executive Director of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), joined the NAPPSS Steering Committee. Read the news release.