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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)External
AAP 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.

SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping EnvironmentExternal
From the AAP SIDS Task Force on SIDS.

SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Evidence Base for 2016 Updated Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.2 MB]External
From the AAP Task Force on SIDS.

Healthychildren.orgExternal
The official parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)External
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 and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)External
AMCHP 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 CorporationExternal
The Centering Corporation provides grief literature and resources for individuals and families.

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

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

First CandleExternal
First Candle is committed to the elimination of sudden infant death syndrome, sudden unexpected infant death and preventable stillbirths through education and research while providing support for grieving families who have suffered a loss.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health BureauExternal
The mission of the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau is to improve the health of women, infants, and children.

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

ME/C Family Support Brochure for Sudden Pediatric DeathsExternal
Resource provided by the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program to help 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)External
NAME 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.

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

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

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

National Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review CentersExternal
The Michigan Public Health Institute’s National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention is a data and resource center that provides expertise across a broad spectrum of fetal, infant and child health and injuries, including infant mortality, SUID and SIDS, unintentional injuries, and violence.

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)External
Chartered in 1940, NSA 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.

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

Safe to Sleep Public Education CampaignExternal
The Safe to Sleep campaign aims to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Safe to Sleep 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 Back to Sleep. 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.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.External
Share Pregnancy and 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 (SUDC) FoundationExternal
The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC) Foundation is tasked with providing a centralized resource for information, research, support and advocacy. It serves families and professionals affected by the tragedy of SUDC, and promotes awareness of SUDC in communities.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission Crib Information CenterExternal
The US 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.