Partnerships & Collaborations
The Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives, free from disease or disability and to ensure the health, productivity, independence and well-being of all people through optimal rehabilitation. NICHD has been extensively involved with SIDS in several critical capacities including:
Communication Vehicles: Produces and provides professional and consumer educational materials on SIDS risk reduction. Materials include brochures, door hangers, fact sheets, the transcripts for the BTS radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs), transit public service announcements, Spanish language materials and African American-targeted materials. NICHD is currently working on materials for Native Americans. All publications are available on the Web site and are available for order in hard copy. All publications are free and in the public domain. You may not change the materials and must give proper attribution. Some publications are in Spanish. Staff attends national conferences to provide outreach to professionals and the public.