Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
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University of St. Francis

Doermer Building, Room 062

2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46808

(Parking is available on either side of the building.)



Angela Stanley 
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation 

Prenatal & Infant Care Luncheon

March 2, 2023 | 11:30AM

Sleep Well, Little One: Safe Sleep Information and Resources to Keep Babies Protected and Healthy 


Keeping babies safe and healthy is paramount for any parent or caregiver. As information is updated and best practices change over time, it’s important that caregivers and services providers stay abreast for ourselves, our clients, and the little ones in our lives. Join us for an educational and interactive conversation on the newest best safe sleep practices and resources to help our local community. This luncheon is a free educational and networking opportunity for professional and volunteer care givers to pregnant women, infants and new families. 

Allie Houston, IDOH Prevention Programs Director,  has worked at the Indiana Department of Health for the past three years with the goal of lowering the infant mortality rate through safe sleep education, data-driven prevention strategies, and locally led community action teams. In her current role as Prevention Programs Director, Allie oversees the Infant Safe Sleep, Handle With Care, and Community Action programs. As the Central Indiana Community Coordinator, Allie had worked with both state and local level fatality review teams, assisted in crafting recommendations to prevent deaths in Indiana. Allie has led safe sleep trainings and resources for a variety of different partners including first responders, hospital facilities, and numerous social service organizations. Allie holds a B.S. from Indiana State University.

Allie will share new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, Indiana Department of Health Resources, and other relevant safe sleep information, trends, and prevention strategies.

Erin Norton, R.N., B.S.N., MBA has been a maternal child health nurse since 2000 and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  She currently serves as the Director of Community Outreach for Parkview Health’s Women’s and Children’s Services and coordinates the Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review. 

 Erin will share recent data and Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) recommendations related to maternal and fetal health and help demonstrate why safe sleep practices are important.

Stephanie Good has been a registered nurse for 32 years.  She is the Birth Navigator and Childbirth Educator at Dupont Hospital, where she has been employed for 20 years.  Stephanie coordinates the Safe Sleep and Car Seat education programs and classes at Dupont.  Stephanie works in the NICU at Dupont Hospital in her spare time.  In her role as a Birth Navigator and NICU RN, Stephanie works to ensure that parents/caregivers of infants (and children) have safe sleep locations and safe travel accommodations to optimize safety.  Stephanie is an internationally certified Childbirth Educator and Doula, Certified Maternal-Newborn Nurse and Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor.

Stephanie will share insights from her experiences working in the field locally as well as her thoughts on Allen County trends and available resources.