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First Candle - Helping Babies Survive and Thrive

First Candle promotes safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. With programs of research, education and advocacy, we are working toward a future where all babies are provided the best possible chance to reach not only their first birthday, but many happy birthdays beyond. Until we reach this goal, we remain committed to providing compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby.

CJ Foundation for SIDS
The CJ Foundation for SIDS is a national charitable organization dedicated to recognizing the special needs of the SIDS community through funding SIDS research, support services and public awareness programs. The Foundation hopes to increase public awareness of SIDS and to contribute to a future in which no parent is faced with the tragedy of losing a loved one to SIDS.

National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center
The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death Resource Center serves as a central source of information on sudden infant death and on promoting healthy outcomes for infants from the prenatal period through the first year of life and beyond.

The National Institutes for Health, Back to Sleep Campaign
This website describes the NIH Back to Sleep Campaign and provides a link to ordering high-quality, free materials in English and Spanish.

Healthy Childcare America Back to Sleep Campaign
This project aims to promote the health and safety of infants in child care settings by providing education and outreach to child care providers regarding safe sleep recommendations.

The Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs
Promoting leadership in bereavement services and maternal and child health since 1987

Project Impact: Infant Mortality Policy and Communication Tools
The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Project IMPACT supports state and local infant and child death programs through sharing information, promoting policy and legislative changes, building upon resources, and fostering partnerships and communication.

Infant Safe Sleep Free Online Training

Safe sleep videos online:

SafeSleepForBabies
March 23, 2009
This video is provided by Tomorrow's Child, sponsored by the CJ Foundation. It is an instructional DVD informing parents, grandparents, and caregivers of the best ways to ensure babies sleep safely. This is the best way to reduce baby's risk of sudden unexpected infant death or SIDS. 

Click here for other videos.

 

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