1 in 5 people know someone who has experienced the death of an infant.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) will take the lives of over 1,800 babies in the United States every year. Factoring in other causes of sudden unexplained infant death, the number is greater than 3,400 infant deaths.
Illinois is ranked 31/50 for infant mortality and continues to be one of the highest in the US. The 2019 IMR (Infant Mortality Rate) for Illinois is 5.7 infants deaths per 1000 live births. The goal is to meet the Healthy People 2030 of 5.0 deaths in Illinois.
Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc., is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the PREVENTION of sudden, unexpected infant death by providing educational programs to families, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, childcare providers, and the general public as well as BEREAVEMENT services to families and any others who have experienced the tragedy of sudden, unexpected infant death.
Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc., is a statewide, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to:
EDUCATING professionals, individuals, and the public at large about recommended Maternal and Infant care practices to prevent sudden, unexpected infant death;
SUPPORTING bereaved family members and others who have been touched by the tragedy of sudden, unexpected infant death;
ADVOCATING for public awareness and engaging in collaborative community and statewide efforts to reduce sudden, unexpected infant death;
UTILIZING current evidence-based recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others to guide the mission of Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc.