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California SIDS Program

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General Agency Information
Name:California SIDS Program
Alternate Name(s):California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program
Primary Phone:415-502-2825
Toll Free:800-369-7437
Description:The California SIDS Program, under the direction of the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division, was developed to help the many individuals involved and affected by the sudden unexpected death of an infant The Program's dedicated professionals provide crisis intervention, counseling, bereavement support, educational/informational resources and referral to community services. Education, training, consultation, technical assistance and SIDS risk reduction outreach complement the array of available Program services.

Mission:The mission of the California SIDS Program is to:
1)Help reduce the emotional suffering of SIDS families and caregivers
2)Improve the knowledge and skills of people who interact with SIDS families
3)Increase public awareness and knowledge of SIDS
4)Promote infant care practices to reduce the risk of SIDS
5)Collect and monitor data and encourage medical research into SIDS
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Not Applicable
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:California
Subject Headings
 Bereaved Parents
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Voluntary Health Organizations
This record last modified July 31, 2014

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