Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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SIDS stands for "sudden infant death syndrome." This term describes the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1.

Some people call SIDS "crib death" because many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs. But, cribs do not cause SIDS. Even though the cause of SIDS remains unknown, scientific efforts have eliminated various misleading theories.

In the belief that every child should live, North Dakota enacted legislation in 1977 that prompted the development of the North Dakota SIDS Management Program.

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Operated through the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Injury & Violence Prevention, the SIDS Management Program provides the following services:

SIDS Management Program Services:

A system of reporting suspected SIDS cases to the ND Department of Health.

Support and counseling to families of SIDS victims.

Distribution of SIDS information to healthcare providers and the public.

What is SIDS?

Back To Sleep Campaign Website

SIDS Continuing Education for Nurses

Cribs for Kids

Star Legacy Foundation - Resources for families who experience a stillbirth or pregnancy loss.

Safe Sleep Materials Order Form

North Dakota Breastfeeding Website

NDQuits

Additional Distributed SIDS information to healthcare providers and the public:

Additional Resources

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Additional Resources
MCH Mini-Grant Grantees

Safe Sleep Videos

Sleep Safe ND PSA (American Indian): A 30-second video created by the ND Infant and Child Death Services Program discussing safe sleep practices.

Safe Sleep for Your Baby: A 10-minute video created by the Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign at NIH to discuss safe sleep practices.

Safe Sleep for Your Baby (Spanish): A 10-minute video in Spanish created by the Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign at NIH to discuss safe sleep practices.

Safe Sleep for Grandparents & Caregivers: A 7-minute video created by the Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign at NIH to discuss safe sleep practices with grandparents and other caregivers.

SIDS Online Training

Read about: Reducing the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID): Continuing Education for Nurses

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Need More Information? Contact Us

Email: injury@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 328-4536