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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Sudden Unexpected/Unexplained Infant Death (SUID)/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) workgroup

Description of Collaborative Activity:

NICHD co-chairs with HRSA, a Federal Sudden Unexpected/Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) /Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Workgroup. The partner agencies include the Administration for Children and Families (ACF); Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); the Indian Health Service (IHS); Division of Information and Education, HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH); Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); and Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military and Community Family Policy, Family Advocacy Program, Department of Defense (DoD). The common commitment of the ACF, CDC, NIH, FDA, HRSA, IHS, HHS/OMH, CPSC, and DoD is to address the public health challenges of SIDS and SUID and opportunities for prevention in the United States. The purpose of the partnership is to establish and enhance relationships among Federal agencies with responsibilities for SIDS and SUID. The partner agencies intend to work together to improve communication and coordination, and to collaborate on a range of activities designed to reduce, and, ultimately, eliminate SIDS and SUID, including the elimination of racial, ethnic and socio-economic disparities.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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