Infant Mortality: Resources for Patients and Consumers

General Information

  • 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.
    • Infant Mortality
      This site includes data on infant mortality and resources for parents on reducing the risk of the most common causes of death.
    • Safe Child
      This resource describes how parents can help keep children safe from accidental injury.
  • March of Dimes External Web Site Policy
    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.
    • Crib Information Center
      This page offers information about crib safety standards and how to create safe infant sleeping environments.
    • Recalls
      Here, consumers can learn which products have been recalled for safety reasons.

Services, Resources, and Support

Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.

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