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Safe Sleep Diaper Bag Project

State/Jurisdiction: Tennessee
Setting: Home
Population: Families & Caregivers Infant
Topic Area: Access to Quality Healthcare Injury Prevention & Hospitalization
NPMs: NPM 5: Safe Sleep

The Safe Sleep Diaper Bag Project involves providing safe sleep education and resources to caregivers participating in evidence-based home visiting or care coordination. Caregivers are given a pre-test to determine current safe sleep behaviors practiced. They are then provided safe sleep education and provided a diaper bag, with a safe sleep message, filled with additional items that have a safe sleep message. The diaper bag includes: two sleep sacks, a onesie, a Sleep Baby Safe and Snug book, a Calm Baby Gently book, and a safe sleep doorhanger. At the two-month follow-up visit, caregivers are given a post-test to determine any changes in the way they practice safe sleep.

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Implementation Handout

Tennessee Department of Health
Rachel Heitmann
(615) 741-0368
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