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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

SIDS Advisory Council

The mission of the California SIDS Advisory Council is to advise the California Department of Public Health and energize Californians to:

  • Alleviate the impact of SIDS, SUID, and other sleep related infant deaths on families by enhanced grief support from public health professionals and SIDS parent peer support.
  • Reduce the number of SIDS, SUID, and other sleep related infant deaths by promoting safe infant sleep education by public health agencies and health care professionals.
  • Reduce the racial-ethnic disparity in SIDS, SUID, and other sleep related infant death rates by devloping innovative education strategies to address communities with increased infant death rates.
  • Enhance public education about SIDS, SUID, and other sleep related infant deaths.
  • Support research to identify the cause of and decrease SIDS, SUID, and other sleep related infant deaths.

"SIDS" includes all babies who die suddenly and unexpectedly without an identified cause including SIDS, SUID, SUDI, Undetermined, ASSB, etc. diagnoses.

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