Supporting Groups

​Safe Sleep: Supporting Groups

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is committed to working to ensure that all children have safe sleep environments. Learn about groups throughout the AAP working on efforts related to safe infant sleep. 

Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention (COIVPP) 
The mission of the COIVPP is to reduce the number of injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. 

Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 
The authoring body of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleep Environment policy statement and technical report is under the purview of the Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention.    

Section on Child Death Review and Prevention (SOCDRP) 
The Section supports pediatricians and others involved in the child death review process to prevent fatalities and near fatalities. These comprehensive, multidisciplinary reviews of child deaths aim to better understand how and why children die and use these findings to take action to prevent other deaths and improve the health and safety of children.  

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