Community Projects

Cradleboard Classes

The Native American Women's Dialogue on Infant Mortality (NAWDIM) is a Native-led collective whose members are concerned about high rates of infant mortality among the American Indian/Alaska Native population. The Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance has partnered with NAWDIM for many years to improve infant health and build awareness about infant mortality in these communities through cradleboard classes funded by Native tribal foundations.

Cribs for Kids

Research has identified a safe-sleep environment as a key factor in reducing the rates of infant death. The national Cribs for Kids program was initiated to help low-income families reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.

Partnering with this program, NISSA heads the Cribs for Kids program in Washington State with 15 partner agencies to provide families and caregivers with a Graco Pack 'n Play Crib and educational materials on creating a safe sleep environment. If you are a health agency interested in participating in Cribs for Kids, please contact our office.