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Iowa SIDS Foundation
406 SW School St., Ste. 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: 515-965-7655
Toll Free: 866-480-4741
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Services:

Peer Contacts:Trained peer contacts offer support to newly bereaved families through phone calls, email, written communication, and in person when applicable.  Click here, to learn more about what a peer contact is.  In addition, the Foundation provides parents, grandparents, and child care providers a grief packet upon notification of an infant's death.  Children's grief materials are also available for surviving siblings.   Please call 866-480-4741 for more information.

Support Groups: Support groups meet across the state of Iowa.  Some groups meet on a regularly scheduled day, others are by request.  For more detailed information on available support groups or to request a meeting, click here.  If you do not see a SIDS support group near you, please contact the Foundation and we will be happy to help locate an infant loss group closest to you.

Newsletters:The Iowa SIDS Foundation distributes a newsletter three times a year, typically in March, July, and November.  If you would like to receive this mailing, email your request and complete mailing address to info@iowasids.org or call toll free, 866-480-4741. Electronic copies can be accessed from the list available on the home page of this website.

Educational Materials;  A vareity of educational safe sleep mateirals are available free of charge for Iowa families and providers.  Materials, including safe sleep brochures, tear off sheets, posters, and safe sleep presentations may be requested by contacting the Foundation.  Some items may be previewed by visiting the resource page listed in the above menu. 

Products:  A vareity of products, including wearable sleepsacks for baby, are available for purchase through the Foundation.  Click here to see available products.

Referrals:  Additional referrals for other professional services may be available upon request.

Sponsorship/Community Advocacy:  The Iowa SIDS Foundation has an educational display that advocates safe sleep and risk reduction recommendation.  If you are aware of or planning a community health event or baby fair, we be happy to attend, if possible, to promote the American Academy of Pediatric's risk reduction recommendations and other safe sleep materials.

Presentations: Presentation or workshops on SIDS and safe sleep can be tailored to any group or organization within Iowa wanting to learn more about research models, risk reduction recommendations and if applicable, a professional's role in the event of a SIDS death.  Staff or trained volunteers will work with you to meet the training needs of your organization.  For more information, contact the office at 866-480-4741 or info@iowasids.org.

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