The Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center

The Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center is available for information, guidance and support. The Center directs a statewide information and counseling network. It is dedicated to supporting all those who experience the sudden death of an infant from any cause by providing counseling, information, and broad-based education.

The goals of the Center are:

  • Identify cases of sudden, unexpected infant death in Minnesota
  • Reach out with information and support to bereaved families
  • Participate in research
  • Educate professionals and the public about sudden unexpected infant death
  • Promote risk reduction strategies

The Center coordinates an extensive statewide consultation and information network so local resources are better equipped to serve families.

Services include:

  • Information
  • Support groups
  • Referral to public health nurses
  • Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Education programs and materials