Safe Sleep: Learn, Plan, Provide was announced as part of the First Years Initiative in June 2020. Below are materials, training videos, and more information on how to use the campaign.
When creating Safe Sleep: Learn, Plan, Provide, HMHB worked very closely with folks across Montana to create public messaging that was responsive to their concerns and needs as caregivers and providers. We created a diversity of tools to help with these personal, and sometimes difficult, conversations that providers and caregivers were having and adopted a harm reduction approach to bed sharing. We created a diversity of materials that both do and do not address this topic, in order to best support family support providers in catering materials they presented to their clients. We are proud to support providers in having honest conversations with parents and caregivers who ultimately decide what is best for themselves and their families.
The most recent guidelines issued by The American Academy of Pediatrics in July of 2022, encourage providers to have honest and non-judgmental conversations with patients. The resource, Building on Campaigns with Conversations, is a series of learning modules designed for a range of health professionals, human service providers, community health workers, home visitors, and peer supporters who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding. The modules were developed by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) while it operated the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS, 2014-2017).