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Topic(s): Unintentional Injury - Safe Sleep,
Format: online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance 770-317-0328

This is Webinar #2 in a three-part series on safe infant sleep entitled “Systems for Safe Sleep: Purposefully Building Programs for Effective Public Health Partnerships.”


This series explores the topic through the lens of the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM), a tool that helps broadly scope programs and meaningfully engage the full spectrum of partners and perspectives that are affected by an intervention. The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.


In Webinar #2, “A Public Health Approach to Safe Sleep: Implementing and Evaluating a Multi-Level Program,” presenters discuss Tennessee’s approach to safe sleep and provide ideas on how to apply their approach at the community level. Tennessee has had a great deal of success with its safe infant sleep programming, and has worked with hospitals, parents, providers, and the business community to implement a multi-faceted prevention campaign that has shown positive results. Importantly, these results are known because each arm of the program has included an evaluation that captures what and how the work was done, as well as its impact.


Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will:

– Understand how Tennessee’s has worked with hospitals, parents, providers, and the business community to implement a multi-faceted prevention campaign that has shown positive results to promote safe infant sleep

– Learn methods for evaluating a multi-faceted safe infant sleep campaign program to demonstrate its impact



Rachel Heitmann, Tennessee Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Detection

April Kincaid, Tennessee Department of Health, Child Fatality Review


Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

Time/Length: 1.5 Hours
Additional Registration Required: no
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities
4. Ability to EVALUATE injury and/or violence prevention activities
6. Ability to DISSEMINATE INFORMATION related to injury and/or violence prevention to the community, other professionals, key policy makers and leaders through diverse communication networks
9. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to address at least one SPECIFIC

Public Health:
Communication Skills
Cultural Competency Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics
Programs Planning