PI, A. Gielen

Infant safe sleep was the focus of a recently completed NIH-funded randomized controlled trial. The overall goal of the trial was to test the impact of a health educator-delivered intervention and receipt of safe sleep products on low-income urban parents’ infant sleep behaviors. Our results indicate that the intervention was effective in promoting safer sleep behaviors, so we are continuing this service through the Children’s Safety Center. Numerous presentations were made at professional conferences and, to date, three articles have been published, with more in the works: 2019 Injury Prevention, Health education intervention promoting infant safe sleep in pediatric primary care: Randomized controlled trial; 2019 Academic Pediatrics, Content of infant safe sleep counseling and maternal reported practices in an urban clinic; and 2019 JAMA Pediatrics, Disclosure of infant unsafe sleep practices by African American mothers in primary care settings.