Incorporating Safe Sleep into Home Visits

3 Ohio babies dies in unsafe sleep environments every week.

If you interact with families of infants, you can help keep them safe!

View the webinar recording (53 minutes total) here!

Answers to Frequently Asked Safe Sleep Questions are available for download by clicking here.

The Ohio AAP hosted a webinar on how home visitors, community health workers, and community members can discuss safe sleep with families in everyday encounters. During this one-hour presentation, Dr. Jamie Macklin presented education on safe sleep designed specifically for those who interact with families during home visits, and answered questions from the audience. Learning objectives were:

  1. Understand the results of research on caregiver behaviors on safe sleep, including stressors and motivators for families
  2. Use knowledge to plan and conduct meaningful education on safe sleep with infant caregivers
  3. Share knowledge of available resources for families with questions or needs on safe sleep
  4. Connect families with free resources

To receive access to printed and digital materials for use with families, and support from the Ohio AAP, visit the Safe Sleep Resource Page or contact Hayley Southworth at or (614) 846-6258.

  • Educational credit expired in 2019; this presentation was previously approved for 1 hour of CNE credit.
  • Outcome: The learner will understand the risks of unsafe sleep for infant mortality, why families chose to practice unsafe sleep, and the best practices to have discussions that empower families to improve behaviors for safe sleep.

This presentation is supported by a pilot project grant from the Child Injury Action Group of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership, and the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.