New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Safe Sleep Project

The NYSPQC Safe Sleep Project focuses on improving safe sleep practices to reduce infant mortality in New York State (NYS).  The project aligns with national and NYS  efforts pertaining to the Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (IM-CoIIN).  Through this project, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is working with 82 birthing hospitals across the state to Improve safe sleep practices by:

  1. Collaborating across hospital teams to share and learn;
  2. Implementing hospital policies to support/facilitate safe sleep practices;
  3. Educating health care professionals so they understand, actively endorse and model safe sleep practices; and
  4. Providing infant caregivers education and opportunities so they have the knowledge, skills and self-efficacy to practice safe sleep for every sleep.

This project began in September 2015, and will continue for approximately 12 months.