Reducing the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-related Infant Deaths through the Design and Deployment of Free Educational Apps for Mobile Phones
State/Jurisdiction: New Jersey
Population: Families & Caregivers Medical & Public Health Professionals Infant
Topic Area: Access to Quality Healthcare Telehealth Health Promotion & Communication Injury Prevention & Hospitalization
NPMs: NPM 5: Safe Sleep
The SIDS Center of New Jersey expanded its educational toolkit for reducing the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death by developing two free mobile phone apps. SIDS Info and Baby Be Well ® were created to further improve public and provider access to information about safe infant sleep guidelines across race, ethnicity, and age groups and are free, fully functional, and available to access from the cell phone user's app store. To support programs electing to incorporate the apps, live and on-demand webinars to educate providers in these communities are available for download, without charge, and cover the following topics: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, social, health, and sleep-related risk factors, the role of antecedent adverse social and health determinants and implicit bias in racial disparities, and methods for sharing information with care givers, including identifying and addressing barriers to receiving information and to compliance.
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