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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program

For More Information Call Family Health Programs: Toll Free (888) 598-0728

Health Care Providers

Health and Safety Code 1254.6 letter to hospitals and licensed mid-wives from CDPH 10/2020

Resources to support talking to families:

  • This document is for public health staff and local stakeholders who work with families to inform and support parents and caregivers about infant safe sleep practices and to respond to the needs expressed by local stakeholders for family-centered and culturally sensitive risk reduction information.
  • In the webinar below, Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, founder of the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, leads a series of role playing exercises where she demonstrates tactics to engage families from different backgrounds in meaningful conversations about safe sleep. 
  • This article by Thomas G. Keens, MD and Penny F. Stastny, BSN, RN, PHN discusses the medical mystery of SIDS, current safe infant sleep recommendations, and the impact of a SIDS death on the family including grief and guilt.
  • Current Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment from AAP can be found here:
  • This video was developed by Dominique Teaford, DNP (c), RN, PHN, PMHC-C as an informative guide for healthcare providers in Santa Cruz County: