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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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Educational Resources 
Condolence Cards: These 4x6" cards offer condolences to newly bereaved families while providing contact information for the Iowa SIDS Foundation, recommended websites and suggestions shared by other SIDS families.  The card is intended for families that experience a sudden, unexpected sleep related death that may be seeking immediate support.  Cards are available free of charge to family physicians, emergency room personel, funeral homes, and any other Iowa provider providing direct services to families.  To request a supply of cards, email your name, organization name, mailing address, and the quantity of cards to or call 866-480-4741.

Safe Sleep Education Packets:
Due to funding, these packets are no longer available.  We are now offering an updated brochure to Iowa providers to distribute when advocating safe sleep to their patients and/or clients.

Safe Sleep Brochures:  The Iowa SIDS Foundation is pleased to offer an updated safe sleep brochure.  These are available thanks to funding from the CJ Foundation for SIDS and a partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The brochure is a full color, tri-fold pamphlet outlining how parents and caregivers can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep related infant deaths.  The risk reduction recommendations sharedin this brochure are those recommended and established by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The back panel features special notes for grandparents.

We continue to offer the child care brochure as well.  It includes SIDS facts, risk reduction recommendations, and has information about safe sleep policies in the child care environment.

The ideal recipient of this product would be childbirth educators, labor and delivery units, childcare educators, and other Iowa providers that provide health and safety information to parents, grandparents, or Iowa childcare providers. 

If you are an Iowa provider, click here to print an order form to request Safe Sleep for Iowa Babies educational materials.

Click here, to view or download the parent/grandparent brochure.  Available only in English at this time.

Click here, to view or download the child care provider brochure.  Available only in English.

Iowa SIDS Foundation Newsletter: The Iowa SIDS Foundation prints and distributes a newsletter three times a year, typically in March, July, and November.  The newsletter contains current research, upcoming events, recognizes donors, and remembers those special babies.  To request to be added to our mailing list, email or call 866-480-4741.  Newsletters are also available electronically on our homepage and on the resources page.

Miscellaneous Materials:   In addition to the materials listed above, we have numerous resources available for specific audiences on SIDS, safe sleep/risk reduction, grief, and training resources.  For specific requests or additional information, contact our office at 866-480-4741 or

Presentations/Workshops/Displays:  The Iowa SIDS Foundation has trained staff and volunteers available to present a workshop tailored to your educational needs.  Previous audiences have included childcare providers, parent education networks, paramedics, law enforcement, grandparent groups, healthcare providers, teen parents, and social service agencies.  Contact Patty at 866-480-4741 or for further information or to schedule an educational workshop.  This training has been approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

**All materials are provided free of charge to Iowa families, healthcare providers, and childcare providers.  Materials have been funded through grants, private memorials, and corporate donations. 

If you or your business would like to make a donation or host a fundraiser (i.e. casual for a cause day, employee match program, etc.) to benefit the Iowa SIDS Foundation, you too can make a difference in the life of an Iowa baby!  Please contact the Foundation at 866-480-4741 for more info.

* Ideas for additional educational materials may be emailed to


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