U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Review Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - NICHD

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to answer your calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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American SIDS Institute

The American SIDS Institute is a non-profit organizations the focus of which is the prevention of sudden infant death, and the promotion of infant health. The SIDS Institute aims to achieve its goals through research, education -- conferences, workshops, teaching programs, and brochures -- and family support services.

Review Date: Monday, October 05, 2015

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CJ Foundation for SIDS

The CJ Foundation is a national non-profit organization devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant and early childhood deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education and advocating for the health and survival of all children. The CJ Foundation's medical research grants, risk-reduction and bereavement support grants, educational materials, outreach and advocacy efforts and support services are the foundation for one day eliminating Sudden Infant Death (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) while ensuring that affected families are comforted and supported in their grieving process.

Review Date: Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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First Candle/SIDS Alliance

First Candle/SIDS Alliance is a leading national nonprofit health organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. With programs of research, advocacy and education, our priority is to eliminate stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID). We also provide compassionate grief support, to anyone affected by the death of a baby, through a dedicated crisis hotline at 1-800.221.7437.

Review Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Hope After Loss, Inc.

Hope After Loss, formerly the Hygeia Foundation, is a community of women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer support, burial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network, Inc.

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network is a not-for- profit, voluntary health agency dedicated to (1) eliminate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome through the support of SIDS research projects; (2) provide support for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS, and; (3) raise public awareness of SIDS through education. The Network provides counseling and support services in local communities and neighborhoods including support group meetings for SIDS families, crisis intervention, emergency room visits for SIDS parents and telephone counseling to providing individuals with up-to-date information about the medical facts surrounding SIDS. National and international services center around the SIDS Network's SIDS Information World Wide Web Site. The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Extension of the SIDS Network has been added because of the importance and many similarities of pregnancy and infant loss and SIDS issues.

Review Date: Friday, June 18, 2010

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