Systematically Assessing Safe Infant Sleep Interventions Using the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM)

Topic(s):   Youth Safety

Safe States Alliance






1.5 hours

CEU Credits: 

1.5 hours

Course Code: 



Safe States Alliance 770-317-0328

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This is Webinar #1 in a three-part series on safe infant sleep entitled “Systems for Safe Sleep: Purposefully Building Programs for Effective Public Health Partnerships.”


This series explores the topic through the lens of the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM), a tool that helps broadly scope programs and meaningfully engage the full spectrum of partners and perspectives that are affected by an intervention. The series is presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and the Safe States Alliance.


In Webinar #1, “Systematically Assessing Safe Infant Sleep Interventions Using the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM)”, participants will learn about the M-SIM, a tool developed by Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University. The M-SIM is used for assessing feasibility, relevance, challenges and opportunities, as well as for generating stakeholder-informed question strategies that can facilitate effective and thoughtful public health program design. Dr. Fowler provides an overview of the M-SIM, Merissa Yellman of Synergy America, Inc./CDC discusses a community safe sleep program analysis using the M-SIM, and Jane Herwehe shares how the tool is being used in the Louisiana Office of Public Health/Bureau of Family Health’s safe sleep work.


Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will:

– Learn about the Multi-Sectoral Influences Matrix (M-SIM)

– Understand how the M-SIM can be used to assess feasibility, relevance, challenges and opportunities, and to generate stakeholder-informed question that can facilitate effective and thoughtful public health program design

– Understand how to apply the M-SIM tool to design and inform evaluation of safe sleep programs.



Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University

Merissa Yellman, Synergy America, Inc./CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

Jane Herwehe, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health


Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

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