National Sudden Infant Death
The National Sudden and Unexpected
Infant/Child Death Resource Center serves as a central source of
information on sudden infant death and on promoting healthy outcomes
for infants from the prenatal period through the first year of life.
First Candle (Formerly
National SIDS Alliance:
First Candle is a national nonprofit health
organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers
nationwide to advance infant health and survival. They are
working to increase public participation and support in the
fight against Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS),
and other causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUUID).
First Candle has grief
counselors available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call
1-800-221-7437 for assistance.
CJ Center for SIDS:
Recognized as one of the largest, leading
SIDS organizations in the US, the CJ Foundation was founded in
1994 by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter,
Carly Jenna, who died of SIDS in 1993. The CJ Foundation
has provided funding for SIDS research projects, organizations,
support programs and public education.
An excellent resource for grief materials
and books. The Centering Corporation is also the publisher
of Grief Digest magazine.
Association of SIDS and
Infant Mortality Programs: ASIP
remains the only professional membership association dedicated
exclusively to serving SUID and SIDS professionals. Since its
inception in 1987, ASIP has provided leadership and support for
state and local infant mortality programs, the professionals who
staff them, and the families they serve.
National Center for Maternal and Infant Health: Resource
developed through the Center for Disease Control focusing on
maternal and infant health issues.