The mission of the Colorado Infant Safe Sleep Partnership (ISSP) is to support families, providers, organizations and policymakers to increase infant safe sleep practices and address related barriers and disparities through education, practice change and systems improvement.
Who We Are
The Infant Safe Sleep Partnership members include public health and human services professionals, health care providers and community organization and nonprofit representatives.
Illuminate Colorado is able to support the work of the ISSP thanks to funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The ISSP commits to cultivating practices and projects that are:
- Evidence and research informed
- Culturally responsive
- Respectful of families’ choices
About Safe Sleep
Learn more about safe sleep to raise awareness, engage in public education campaigns and promote positive community norms to create safe sleep for every baby everywhere.
The ISSP acknowledges that systemic disparities and inequities impact experiences and outcomes related to infant safe sleep practices.
We recognize that infant safe sleep practices are impacted by sleep and feeding culture and may be impacted by systemic factors such as economic security, physical and behavioral health access, transportation access, systemic/historical racism, housing and immigration status.
Thus, the work of the ISSP must be approached with cultural humility and responsiveness, anti-racism, and an understanding of the systemic disparities that impact safe sleep practices.
The ISSP is focused on working collaboratively with families, providers and other community stakeholders to address three priority areas.
The ISSP Strategic Plan provides more information on these priorities and the work beginning in 2021.
economic security, physical and behavioral health access, transportation access, systemic/historical racism, housing and immi gration status.
The ISSP is actively seeking participation from a wide variety of communities committed to increasing infant safe sleep practices and address related barriers and disparities.
Families and Caregivers
Rural and Frontier Communities
Early Childhood Councils
Family Child Care Associations
Child Care Providers
Breastfeeding Experts & Groups
Community Advocacy Groups
Public Health Nurses
Home Birth Midwives
Illuminate Colorado Strategic Initiatives team provides backbone support for the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership.
After you sign up to become an active member, we will reach out with more information to get you everything you need to get involved.
Community Education & Awareness
>> Download toolkits for other Community Education & Awareness efforts like Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month, and more.
Illuminate Colorado is home to the Colorado Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, the nation’s oldest and largest organization committed to preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens.