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Release of the National Action Plan to Increase Infant Safe Sleep

Archived Video: October 21, 2015

Background. On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. a webinar hosted by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau launched the new plan and covered how your work on promoting safe sleep practices and breastfeeding fits into this national framework. The archive of that webinar follows. Please note that the introduction of the webinar (1st three slides) have been edited from this archive due to poor sound quality; those slides are reproduced here. The archive of the webinar is presented in the video below. A PDF of the Presentation is also available.

Webinar 1

Welcome to today's webinar to launch the National Action Plan to Increase Infant Safe Sleep. This Plan is an outgrowth of the hard work of the NAPPSS coalition—a partnership of over 50 organizations who have joined to make infant safe sleep a national norm. I want to begin by thanking the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Erin Reiney, our Project Officer, for sponsoring today's webinar.

We will hearing today from members of our Steering Committee—from Georgetown University and our partners at First Candle, Tomorrow’s Child, and the United States Breastfeeding Committee; as well as from MCHB. Over two thousand of you have registered for this webinar; it's gratifying to know that there is this broad-based interest in promoting safe sleep practices.

Webinar 1

Our goal today is to share the National Action Plan to Increase Safe Infant Sleep with all of you, and to provide information about the NAPPSS coalition and the development of the plan.

Most importantly, we will talk about what the Plan means for you and your work. But, first, we will hear about the vision and background for the NAPPSS project from Erin Reiney at MCHB.

Please click on the image below to access the archived webinar. To expand it full screen, you can click on the four arrows near the bottom left of the screen.

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