Many State and local SIDS programs have begun expanding the range of services they provide while preserving specific emphasis on SIDS services. Depending on local resources and community needs, organizations may include fetal deaths as well as deaths of children up to the age of 4.
These SIDS programs continue to support and develop educational programs specifically- oriented toward SIDS risk reduction while expanding to include sleep safety and supporting maternal, prenatal and child health where appropriate in their communities. The decision to expand services often depends on an area’s needs and resources. Expansion may include partnerships with other organizations, as appropriate, to provide bereavement support.
Chart 5.1 : Types of Death