SIDS Center of New Jersey
The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Center of New Jersey (SCNJ) is a statewide program based at both the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center and Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in New Brunswick, NJ.
The program has three missions:
1. Bereavement support for New Jersey’s families whose infants and toddlers have died suddenly and unexpectedly
2. Research into efforts to identify underlying causes
3. Public health education to help reduce the risk of such deaths
We work with parents, grandparents, physicians, nurses, the child care community, hospitals, first responders, schools, social service agencies, health and education programs and state, federal and national organizations to reduce infant mortality and the racial and ethnic disparities associated with it.