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.
We welcome you to our website and would like to acquaint you with our services and staff and orient you to the Program's role in serving the California SIDS Community.
Mission: View the purpose of the California SIDS Program as established by the State's legislature. View Mission Statement (pdf 88kb)
Services: Learn how the California SIDS Program serves bereaved individuals, supports SIDS professionals and works to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Staff: Meet the professionals dedicated to serving the many and varied needs of the California SIDS Community.
State SIDS Advisory Council: Acquire an understanding of this nine-member Council and their role in addressing the issues/concerns of those involved and affected by SIDS.
Regional SIDS Councils: Explore the workings of these non-profit advocate groups representing a broad spectrum of the local SIDS community.