2014 Labor of Love SummitNovember 13, 2014 Maura Hanke and Gary Hanke
Mission To raise awareness and support of SIDS by educating families, providing resources for new parents and promoting dialogue about SIDS and safe sleep practices.
Safe to Sleep Back to Sleep
Bonding Early Literacy Establishing a Safe Sleeping Routine
Back to Sleep No Blankets or Stuffed Animals No Smoking
Crib for all sleep times Pacifier Empty Crib Back to Sleep
Pacifier Empty Crib Back to Sleep
No Blankets or Stuffed Animals Empty Crib Room Sharing without Co-sleeping
Back to Sleep Empty Crib
Our foundation’s goal is to get this book to every newborn’s parent or caregiver in the United States.
Our Outreach to Date • Since June 27, 2013 • Distributed over 450,000 books • 33 States
Best Practices National Distribution
National Organization based in Pittsburgh • Currently Over 500 Partners (10 in IN) • Mission is: • To provide Graco Pack n Play cribs • To educate families about safe sleep practices
Recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to best practices and education on infant sleep safety • Develop a safe sleep policy statement • Train staff • Educate parents • Replace regular receiving blankets • Affiliate with or become a local Cribs for Kids partner and provide safe sleep alternatives to at risk parents in your community.
Best Practices State Distribution
Identify main hospital contact for communication with TDH and submit intent pledge • Develop hospital Safe Sleep policy • Implement Safe Sleep policy, which at a minimum must include: • At least annual education to all perinatal staff (OB, peri/postpartum, and pediatrics) on safe sleep recommendations • Requirements for staff to model safe sleep recommendations • Plan for at least quarterly internal compliance audits with hospital policy • Submit annual report on educational activities and staff compliance in order to receive books
Tennessee Hospital Incentive Bundle • Free “Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug” for each birth • Free ABC Safe Sleep Material • Recognition on TDH website • Signed certificate from TDH Commissioner • Press release template
Similar to TN but have expanded to city and county health departments and WIC offices
Best Practices Local
Best Practices Hospitals
Funding • Grant Supports • Infant Mortality • Early literacy • MCH Block Grant • Line items expenses to budget • Hospital Foundations • Private Donations from SIDS Families
Annual Charity Run in September • Proceeds have gone to local hospital maternity services resulting in: • Starting a Cribs for Kids program • Providing SleepSacks for all new babies • Sleep Baby Safe and Snug to all babies • Ellie Bow for all girls