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Preventing Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

We lead on a national level to prevent SUID. We develop and share research, direction, and resources. 


Where does your funding go?

We fund the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to run the SUID Prevention Program

What does the AAP do with the funds you provide?

  • Promote best practices in safe infant sleep and preventing SUID 
  • Reduce deaths and racial and ethnic disparities in SUID
  • Help health care professionals educate their patients on how best to protect their babies
  • Support policy changes that address community- and state-specific risks
  • Partner with our National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention to encourage pediatricians to take part in: 
    • Child Death Reviews (CDRs) 
    • Fetal Infant Mortality Reviews (FIMRs) 

What else do you invest in to prevent SUID?

The Children’s Safety Network carries out a learning collaborative with state Title V Federal Program Staff on safe sleep. 

It provides states with resources like:

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention provides training, expertise, and resources. These help CDR and FIMR programs to review SUID deaths. 

Resources include: 

What other resources should I use?


Training and tools

SUID funding

Closed Notice of Funding Opportunity, HRSA-22-082 

Contact us

Email Diane Pilkey, Registered Nurse, M.P.H.

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