Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC)

What is it?

- The sudden and unexpected death of a child 12 months of age or older that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation

How common is it?

- In 2017: 389 children between the ages of 1 and 18 were affected (CDC WONDER online database)

- 5th leading category of death in children ages 1 through 4

What support is available?

- ZERO federal funding for research

- The SUDC Foundation is a non-profit foundation that funds critical research and provides essential support to families at no cost to families

SUDC Banner showing faces of 120 affected children

Speaking about SUDC at Yale Pediatric Grand Rounds

Contemporary Pediatrics:

"Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood: It Happened to My Family"

 November 2018

American Academy of Pediatrics Blog:  AAP Voices 
Sibling Loss: Experiencing Grief through a Child's Eyes

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