The Minnesota SID Center
The death of a child is devastating for families and communities. When the death is sudden and unexpected, survivors also are traumatized. The grief following a sudden death can be even more intense and prolonged. Parents and many others are deeply affected.
The Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center at Children's is a statewide program that provides information, counseling, and support to anyone experiencing a sudden and unexpected infant death from any cause. In addition, the Center, in keeping with its original mission, continues to be Minnesota's resource for information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and SIDS risk reduction.
The Minnesota SID Center conducts training and educational programs for health care providers, child care workers, and other professional and community groups. The Center tracks infant mortality trends in Minnesota and participates in local, state, and national initiatives to reduce the risk of sudden, unexpected infant death.
The Minnesota SID Center is a partnership between Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health.