Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
1 Victoria Square
Painesville, OH 44077

SIDS

SIDS

In response to the mandated responsibilities for SIDS reporting and support the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) created the Sudden Infant Death Program. Through a competitive grant award, the Sudden Infant Death (SID) Network of Ohio was selected to act as the agent of ODH to assure parents are offered bereavement and supportive services and to monitor and assure that coroners and local health departments (LHDs) are compliant in responding to SIDS.

The SID Network of Ohio is designated by ODH as the initial intake agent for the State of Ohio. The network is to be notified of all sudden and unexpected infant deaths by the coroners at the time of death. The network identifies appropriate bereavement resources in the geographical locale of the family and sends a condolence letter and packet of grief-related materials to the families. The network then notifies the appropriate LHD so its staff may offer supportive services to the family as soon as possible.

Please call the Lake County General Health District at 440-350-2554.

For further information: click  http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/cfhs/sid/sids1.aspx

Infant Sleep Safety Information

ODH Feature for Safe Sleep

ABCs of Safe Sleep Campaign Aims to Save Infant Lives

ODH Campaign April 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – News Release

Additional information is available at Healthy Children.org

Suffocation Deaths Association with the Use of Infant Sleep Positioners, MMWR Weekly