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Forget me not flowersAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of more than 60,000 pediatricians 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 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Policy Statement  [PDF - 290KB]
From the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Technical Report  [PDF – 827KB]
From the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 

 

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. 

 

Association of Maternal & 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. 

 

Centering Corporation
The Centering Corporation provides grief literature and resources for the bereaved. 

 

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 eliminate the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant deaths and early childhood deaths, support grieving families, advance medical research, further parent and professional education, and advocate for the health and survival of all children. 

 

Cribs for Kids
Cribs for Kids provides infant safe sleep education and cribs to 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. 

 

Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau improves the health of women, infants, and children. 

 

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. 

 

MCH Learning
MCH Learning 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. 

 

ME/C Family Support Brochure for Sudden Pediatric Deaths
Resource provided by the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program to assist Medical Examiners and Coroners during the investigation of all sudden pediatric deaths. The brochure is intended to be provided by the investigator to families during the scene investigation and can be used for all manners of sudden pediatric deaths. 

 

National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
The National Association of Medical Examiners is the national professional organization of physician medical examiners, medicolegal 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. 

 

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 Sudden Unexpected Infant Death-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 Congress 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. 

 

National MCH 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.

 

Safe Kids USA
Safe Kids USA is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.

 

Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign
The Safe to Sleep campaign aims to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The Safe to Sleep campaign is an expansion of the original Back to Sleep campaign, which started in 1994 and was named for its recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep. The expanded Safe to Sleep campaign builds on the success and reach of the Back to Sleep campaign. In addition to strategies for reducing the risk of SIDS, Safe to Sleep also describes actions that parents and caregivers can take to reduce the risk of other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) directs and maintains the national Safe to Sleep® campaign with support from the following collaborators: the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG); the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Reproductive Health and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; First Candle; and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

 

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. provides support towards resolution of grief following the death of a baby, as well as information, education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents and siblings.

 

Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program (SUDC)
The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program was created to be an international centralized resource for information, support and advocacy and serves families and professionals affected by SUDC.  

 

The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends provides support to those experiencing the death of family member, and helps others better assist the grieving family. 

 

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Crib Information Center
Crib safety information from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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