The California SIDS Program offers a variety of educational opportunities to professionals involved with
SIDS. Trainings and the Annual SIDS Conference provide awareness about SIDS, current research
theories and foster the dissemination of risk reduction information. Community based outreach projects
augment the Program’s ongoing SIDS awareness/risk reduction campaigns.
Visit our calendar
for the dates and
locations of educational programs.
We provide SIDS training programs for emergency/public health professionals at no cost.
These educational sessions offer information and resources essential to compassionately and effectively
interact and support those affected by a SIDS death.
Annual California SIDS Conference:
The Conference is held every October in observance
of SIDS Awareness Month. This daylong event is an opportunity for professionals, SIDS
parents, family members and others affected by and involved with SIDS, to come together
to learn and network in a supportive environment.
Community Events and Projects:
Local communities provide special educational
campaigns and activities to increase the public’s awareness of SIDS and risk reduction
measures. View examples of what some California communities are doing to help educate
the public about SIDS and other infant sleep related injuries/deaths.
Public health professionals in each of the State’s sixty-one local
health jurisdictions provide SIDS services, support and educational outreach within their
communities. Contact the SIDS Coordinator
in your local health department to obtain more information.
SIDS Support Services:
An array of organizations offer valuable information about current
research findings, bereavement and relevant issues concerning SIDS and other sudden
unexpected infant deaths. Access this listing of local, state and national agencies/
organizations to learn more about available community based outreach programs,
services and educational resources.
The SIDS Handbook
for Public Health Professionals is an
instructional manual designed for newly appointed SIDS
Coordinators. It covers a variety of SIDS related topics
including: current research, SIDS legislation, coroners’
responsibilities, protocols for providing mandated support
services, and instructions for completing required reports. The
handbook provides grief and bereavement information, statistical
data about SIDS, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) SIDS risk