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SUID Prevention Programs

American SIDS Institute
The American SIDS Institute is dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health.

Children’s Safety Network
The Children's Safety Network is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

CJ Foundation for SIDS 
The mission of the CJ Foundation for SIDS is to reduce the risk of future infant deaths, support families who have suffered a loss, and fund medical research so that no new families have to endure the pain of losing an infant.

Cribs for Kids
Cribs for Kids is a safe-sleep education program for low-income families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.

First Candle
First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers, and researchers nationwide with government, business, and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.

Healthy Children
Healthy Children is the only parenting Web site backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau improves the health of mothers, children, and their families.

Home Safety Council
The Home Safety Council is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home-related injuries.

The International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death
The International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID) is a not-for-profit organization that is leading the world in discovering evidence-based preventive measures for stillbirth and infant death.

Keeping Babies Safe
Keeping Babies Safe is a nonprofit that provides education, assistance, and leadership in keeping babies safe from preventable injuries associated with unsafe cribs and unsafe sleep environments. 

National Back to Sleep Campaign
The Back to Sleep campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep. It has been successful in promoting infant back sleeping and other risk-reduction strategies to parents, family members, child care providers, health professionals, and all other caregivers of infants. This campaign is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), First Candle/SIDS Alliance, and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs.

The National Sudden Unexpected Infant/Child Death & Pregnancy Loss Program Support Center at First Candle
The National Sudden Unexpected Infant/Child Death & Pregnancy Loss Program Support Center at First Candle provides programs and services for professionals working in the Health and Human Service arena. The Program Support Center provides guidance and materials for educational efforts on reducing the risk of infant death as well as providing compassionate grief support to those affected by an infant death. 

The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Project IMPACT with the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs
The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Project IMPACT with ASIP supports state and local infant death programs through sharing information, promoting policy and legislative changes, building upon resources, and fostering partnerships and communication.

The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death & Pregnancy Loss Resource Center at Georgetown University
The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death & Pregnancy Loss Resource Center at Georgetown University provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SUID) and related topics.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Bereavement

Compassionate Friends
The mission of the Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Help for Families When an Infant or Young Child Dies
Resource to assist Medical Examiners and Coroners during the investigation of all sudden pediatric deaths.

Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC)
The SUDC Program was created to be an international centralized resource for those affected by a sudden unexpected death in childhood, whose cause is left undetermined, unclear or unexplained. It is the only organization worldwide devoted solely to the needs of families and professionals touched by unexplained death in childhood.

Medicolegal Professionals

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) is a voluntary national, not-for-profit, independent professional certification board that has been established to promote the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators.

The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME)
The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners is committed to advancing the accurate determination of the cause and the manner of death through the utilization of science, medicine, and the law.

National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
The National Association of Medical Examiners is the national professional organization of physician medical examiners, medical death investigators, and death investigation system administrators who perform the official duties of the medicolegal investigation of deaths of public interest in the United States. NAME has endorsed CDC’s Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation training academies and curriculum.

The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Chartered in 1940, the National Sheriffs' Association is a professional association dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through education, training, and information resources. NSA endorsed CDC’s Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation training academies and curriculum. 

Other Partners

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs.

American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Health Topics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians and is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Academy of Pediatrics SIDS Policy Statement [PDF - 290KB]
From the AAP SIDS Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

MCHCOM
MCHCOM.COM is the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Web site for supporting communication, education, and collaboration between state and federal maternal and child health professionals who serve the nation's mothers, families, and children.

National Center for Child Death Review (CDR)
The National Center for Child Death Review is a resource center for state and local CDR programs, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It promotes supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community, and national levels.

National Center for Cultural Competence
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations.

The National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Several states have SUID-related laws that can be found here.

National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR) is a collaborative effort between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The NFIMR resource center can provide technical assistance in many aspects of developing and carrying out a FIMR program.  

 
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