- Safe to Sleep® (formerly Back to Sleep)
This public education campaign, led by the NICHD, aims to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is the United States’ health protection agency, conducting science and providing health information in order to prevent and respond to health threats. The CDC monitors U.S. infant mortality rates and carries out research and educational programs to prevent it.
- March of Dimes
This organization works to help mothers have full-term pregnancies and researches threats to infants’ health.
- Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is a federal organization charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of consumer products, including cribs and other products for infants.
Services, Resources, and Support
- First Candle
This nonprofit organization comprises parents, caregivers, researchers, and government, business, and community service groups that are working together to advance infant health and survival. The website provides resources for families who have lost an infant, including a grief counseling phone line.
- The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a support organization of and for families who have lost a child.
- National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library Gateway on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and SIDS
This website offers bereavement support resources to help those who are affected by the sudden, unexpected loss of a child or a pregnancy.
- Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
This organization supports families who are grieving the loss of an infant or a pregnancy.
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA’s mission is to improve access to health care services. As part of this mission, it provides health-related information and resources to consumers, including resources on grief related to the loss of an infant.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.