Infant Safe Sleep
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For the Public - Baby's
En Español - Cómo
dormir seguro a su bebé
En Español - El
síndrome de suerte s úbita del infante
About Us - N.C.
Back to Sleep Campaign for SIDS Risk Reduction Development
North Carolina Resources
For SIDS risk reduction, education, bereavement counseling
and local support services, contact a SIDS counselor at your local
For information about reducing the risk of SIDS in child
care, contact the ITS-SIDS
trainer in your county, your regional Infant/Toddler
Specialist, a Child Care Health Consultant, your local
Smart Start agency or
For information about the NC SIDS Info & Counseling
Program - sponsored by the NC Dept. of Health & Human
Service, Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's
Health Section - or call 919-733-0302.
Academy of Pediatrics (800-433-9016) - partners with
the National Back To Sleep Campaign and educates pediatricians
and the public about child health issues.
of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP) - promotes
programs of counseling, education, advocacy, and research
to ensure a supportive community response for those affected
by infant and child death and to reduce the risk of death
for future children.
Back To Sleep Campaign (1-800-505-2742 or 1-800-505-CRIB)
- is the educational campaign to inform the public about
SIDS news, information and resources. It is sponsored by
the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(see below), the Maternal
and Child Health Bureau, the American
Academy of Pediatrics, the SIDS
Alliance, and the Association
of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs.
Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
(1-800-505-2742 or 301-496-5133) - conducts and supports
laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the
reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral
processes that determine and maintain the health of children,
adults, families and populations. NICHD is part of the
National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research
arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
SIDS Resource Center (703-902-1249 or 703-821-8955)
- provides information services and technical assistance
on SIDS and related topics.
SIDS Institute (800-232-7437) - fosters a multidisciplinary
approach to SIDS-related problems and promotes clinical
and epidemiologic SIDS research. To access national and
international SIDS resources click here: http://www.sids.org/nfindresources.htm.
Candle/SIDS Alliance (800-221-7437) - national organization
with state affiliates promotes infant health and survival
during the prenatal period through two years of age. Funds
SIDS research, provides education, advocacy, and offers
SIDS and other infant death counseling and bereavement
Candle/SIDS Alliance Program Support Center
The National Sudden Unexpected Infant/Child Death & Pregnancy Loss Program Support Center (PSC) at First Candle helps professionals and organizations at the local, state, regional and national levels to initiate, expand or improve their risk-reduction education and bereavement support programming.
Foundation for SIDS (888-8CJ-SIDS) - leading national
organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the SIDS
community through research and support services, with the
aim of increasing public awareness about SIDS. Oversees
Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) program and
funds SUDC research.
Consumer Product Safety Information (CPSC) - calls
attention to a safe sleep environment for babies to help
reduce SIDS risks.
Alexander SIDS Foundation - aims to comfort and counsel
families who have lost a child to SIDS, offers training
to emergency personnel to increase SIDS awareness and risk
reduction and supports SIDS research.
National SIDS Council of Australia - oversees the SIDS
and Kids Program. SIDS and Kids Online contains information
and publications on SIDS, sudden infant death, grief/bereavement
issues and safe sleeping.
Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
(CFSID) - is dedicated to solving the mystery of sudden
and unexplained infant deaths and to the emotional support
of those who are affected. This site is also available in
Canadian Institute of Child Health - acts as voice
for children, improving their health and well-being by
providing publications and resources for parents and health
for the Study of Infant Deaths - is an organization
in the UK dedicated to providing SIDS information and resources.
Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID) -
is a multidisciplinary and multinational society dedicated
to the study and prevention of infant deaths, including
sudden infant deaths, and to the study of infant development,
and prevention of abnormal development. The society promotes
research and training.
and Kids - The National SIDS council of Australia is
a not-for-profit organization that oversees research and
public education about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and
infant sleep safety, and conducts stillbirth research.
The Council's SIDS and Kids health promotion program makes
educational and bereavement resources available throughout
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Last updated: May 2014