Overview

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) will take the lives of over 1,800 babies in the United States this year.  Factoring in other causes of sudden unexplained infant death, the number is even higher. SIDS of Illinois, Inc. is out to change all that!

 

SIDS, the sudden, unexpected death of an infant under one year of age, is the leading cause of death among infants from 1 month to 1 year of age. It strikes without warning and remains without explanation after a thorough investigation.  Families and caregivers of all races and economic status are left to mourn the sudden and tragic loss.

 

Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc is a state-wide not-for-profit organization dedicated to:

  • Supporting family members and others who have been touched by the tragedy of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or any other infant death

  • Informing both the public and professionals about effective methods to reduce infant mortality and bereavement support

  • Developing and promoting community awareness on the subject of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death or SUID

  • Stopping SIDS and other infant deaths through the support, reporting and implementation of appropriate research and legislative advocacy

 

Mission Statement

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 a sudden, unexpected infant death.

 

Vision Statement

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 a 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 of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others to guide the mission of Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc.

 

SIDS of Illinois, Inc. • 6010 Route 53, Suite A • Lisle, IL 60532 

Ph: 630.541.3901 / 800.432.7437

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