What is an Action Team?
- Group of coalition members who are willing to consistently work toward the goals of the team
- Other coalition members who have information/expertise that they will offer the team on an as-needed basis
- Coordinated by NAPPSS Steering Committee members
- Coalition members will sign up for up to 2 teams
- Teams will meet monthly via the online meeting platform, Zoom
- Subgroups may meet more frequently while completing specific tasks
- Progress will be reported to the entire coalition
Child Care and Early Education Settings
Early Care and Education (ECE) settings practice safe sleep and support breastfeeding.
- Identify curricula and resources available for ECE professionals in the child care setting, focusing on safe sleep practice and breastfeeding support.
- Develop a method (guidelines, checklist) to assure that safe sleep and breastfeeding support is integrated in current curricula used in ECE settings.
Organizational Outreach and Promotion
Member organizations will use their communication venues to promote and educate their networks about their roles in supporting safe sleep and breastfeeding.
- Identify content needs of organizations.
- Develop content or process to create content that includes engaging their audiences.
- Create a plan for how coalition members will communicate this information.
Organizational Self Assessment
Member organizations will conduct an organizational self-assessment of their materials, images, policies, position statements, products, and current trainings to assure they reflect accurate and consistent safe sleep and breastfeeding information and images.
- Develop a self-assessment tool.
- Test the tool.
- Develop and test approaches to organizational change.
- Roll it out to the coalition.
Promote and publicize accurate, culturally sensitive information and images of an integrated approach to safe infant sleep and breastfeeding through all types of media.
- Partner with organizations to advocate for the use of media standards that portray safe infant sleep and breastfeeding.
- Identify and publicize effective examples of the use of social media to share/teach appropriate information on safe sleep and breastfeeding.
- Engage the entertainment industries in developing and promoting scripts that highlight the critical importance of infant safe sleep and breastfeeding.
- Develop and publicize new easy-access tools for media and others, including a press kit and style book and an expanded photo gallery of culturally diverse images of safe sleep settings and breastfeeding practices.
- Develop a process for removing misinformation and unsafe images from media.
- Develop a network of journalists, broadcasters, and social media experts to share information with the public about how to keep babies safe and healthy during feeding and sleeping.
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