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Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Prevention Program

The purpose of this program is to reduce overall rates of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in SUID; to guide system improvements; and to identify and support policy changes that address state- and community-specific SUID risks


Status: Active

July 2022 to June 2025

  • Who: NICHQ and the AAP will support pediatric health care practitioners to provide evidence-based counseling and education to infant caregivers and families.
  • Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau through a subcontract with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
  • Our Role: NICHQ collaborates with the AAP on engaging a national collaborative to identify and promote community and state SUID prevention best practices.