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.

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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:

Phase 1

Online education ‘blitz’ for health professional staff who work with pregnant women and infants.

Phase 2

Engagement of Aboriginal families to trial the Pēpi-Pod®. Click here to find out more about giving the Pēpi-Pod® a go

Phase 3

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.