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Safe to Sleep® Collaborators and Partners

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Getting safe sleep messages to parents and caregivers in diverse communities throughout the United States takes the concerted effort of many organizations and individuals who share an interest in promoting infant health.

The Safe to Sleep® campaign was originally developed through a collaboration of four key organizations: the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Health Resources and Services Administration, First Candle, and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs. In its nearly 2 decades, the campaign has worked with dozens of groups that helped with planning, testing, implementing, and evaluating safe sleep messages and strategies for getting those messages to parents and caregivers. These groups have included private corporations, nonprofit organizations, professional organizations, and national, state, and local public health agencies.

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Current Collaborators

The NICHD directs and maintains the national Safe to Sleep® campaign with support from the following collaborators:

  • First Candle External Web Site Policy (formerly the SIDS Alliance) is a national nonprofit health organization that unites parents, caregivers, and researchers nationwide with government, business, and community service groups to advance infant health and survival. First Candle provides information on SIDS and safe sleep to new and expecting parents as well as grief-related information and services for those who have lost a child.

  • The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aims to improve the health of mothers, children, and families through support of programs that assure access to quality care and provide assistance for those who want to apply for support services and programs, such as Medicaid, among other functions. MCHB supports the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS) External Web Site Policy, a coalition working to develop and implement a practical action plan to make safe infant sleep a national norm.


In addition, the following groups and organizations (listed in alphabetical order by name) conduct activities related to promoting safe sleep for infants and reducing infant mortality. Please note that some of these links do not provide additional information on SIDS or safe sleep, but rather take the user to information about the organizations.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) External Web Site Policy
  • The American SIDS Institute External Web Site Policy is a national nonprofit health care organization dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through a comprehensive nationwide program of research, clinical services, education, and family support. 

  • The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) External Web Site Policy is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs.

  • The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) External Web Site Policy is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

  • The CJ Foundation for SIDS External Web Site Policy, among the largest nongovernment funders of programs aimed at meeting the needs of the SIDS community, provides information about SIDS/SUID and bereavement services.

  • Cribs for Kids External Web Site Policy is a safe sleep education program for low-income families that aims to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.

  • The Federal SUID/SIDS Workgroup represents multiple federal agencies that have established a partnership to coordinate activities, research, and outreach related to reducing infant mortality caused by SUID and SIDS. Members of the workgroup include:
Safe to Sleep® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2015