New Canaan, CT – The following is a statement from First Candle CEO and Executive Director Alison Jacobson regarding NICHD’s decision to release a strategic plan that excludes resources to battle SIDS. “The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD) decision to release a strategic plan that places no priority […]

For the first time since the SIDS Act of 1974, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has released a strategic plan with no priority given to SIDS/SUID research, infant mortality, or risk reduction interventions, training or outreach related to these topics. Let that sink in for a moment […]