Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance

Northwest Infant Survival logoThe Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation of Washington was established in 1961 as a statewide nonprofit organization supporting families and educating the community about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In 2007, the Board of Directors voted to change the name of the organization to reflect its expanded mission to respond to and reduce the risk of all sudden and unexpected infant deaths (of which SIDS is one type). The Northwest Infant Survival Alliance – SIDS Foundation of Washington (NISA-SIDS) was shortened to the Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance in 2009, otherwise known as NISSA.

At NISSA, we help teach you how to protect your infant during sleep. We provide comfort and support to families affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) & other unexpected deaths of an infant. We also educate the public and professionals on how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death.

Our work is so important – especially to our African American and Native American families because they are affected in far greater numbers. Please spread the word that infants should always sleep on their backs.

Recently, a study was released proving that crib bumpers continue to increase the risk of infant death. Our Executive Director, Krista Cossalter Sandberg, appeared on King 5 news to examine the risk and discuss what can be done to provide infants with the safest sleeping environment possible. You can click on the link below to watch the interview in it’s entirety.
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