SIDS Program Manual SIDS & Infant Death Program Manual and Trainer's Guide Trainer's Guide


Medical staffThis document was developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, under a contract with First Candle/SIDS Alliance, contract no. 02-0224P. You may copy or adapt the document as long as you properly credit the source.

This manual is designed for program staff who include Title V program staff, child-health staff, nurses, health educators, Child Death Review (CDR) teams, Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams, Healthy Start staff and nonprofit staff. Because this manual covers a great range of SUID/SIDS program information, not all sections will be applicable for all programs. Fundraising, lobbying and media activities may be limited by nonprofit status or an oversight organization.

The manual also includes a trainer’s guide, specifically adapted from the National Cancer Institute, which focuses on how to conduct trainings, presentations and informational sessions to a variety of audiences. The trainer’s guide includes eight PowerPoint shows for specific audiences and checklists to assist in the planning and logistics of conducting trainings.

The manual is divided into clearly-defined sections that deal with specific SUID/SIDS program topics. Both the manual and trainer’s guide include active hyperlinks to Web sites and Internet documents that can be accessed for greater detail. Internal hyperlinks are also included to endnotes and glossary entries. References for useful resources and inexpensive educational materials are also included.