Over the past several years, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has been promoting Infant Safe Sleep and Abusive Head Trauma/ Shaken Baby Syndrome (AHT/SBS) Prevention messaging to decrease Infant Mortality. The Nebraska Safe Babies Hospital Campaigns are going strong. There are currently 96% of Nebraska birthing hospitals and two in Iowa that have completed or are committed to work on the steps to become a Safe Sleep Hospital Champion, and 63% are in the process of completing the steps or are an AHT/SBS Prevention Hospital Champion.
This work is not only in the hospital setting, but is also out in the community with Nebraska Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, Child Care Licensing, and Nebraska Child and Family Services. Our overall goal is to provide consistent messaging on Safe Sleep and AHT/SBS Prevention throughout the state.
The NE Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Hospital Association, Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPQIC), and the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska invite you to join the Nebraska Safe Babies Clinic Champion Campaign. Every day, health providers educate with a prevention lens providing consistent messaging from the OB office to the hospital to the clinic. A Clinic Champion can be any type of clinic including Pediatric, Family Practice, Obstetric and others. Your clinic can make an impact by joining our exciting venture.
To become a Clinic Champion, your clinic will complete five steps:
Champion step-by-step process
News Release 10/7/2019: Nebraska Safe Babies Campaign Introduced in Clinics