We are bringing the Pēpi-Pod® Program to South Australia. With funding from a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Rapid Applied Translation Impact Grant, we are introducing the Pēpi-Pod® Program for use by Aboriginal families in South Australia. The Pēpi-Pod® Program offers an opportunity for Aboriginal families in South Australia to provide a safe sleep environment for their new-born babies and increase family awareness and knowledge of safe sleeping behaviours.
Our project partners include the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), SA Health, Port Augusta Hospital, Whyalla Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital, the Women and Children’s Hospital, and the state-wide Child and Family Health Service.
The project has three stages:
Assessment of acceptability and feasibility of the Pēpi-Pod® Program.
We acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.