Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report announcing that infant mortality rates have dropped by 15% and the rate of SIDS by 29%.  That’s a huge success for those of us working in the field of infant health and survival. While this should be celebrated, there’s still a great deal of […]




Congratulations to Barb Himes, CJ First Candle Director of Education and Training, on her Community Health Network Safety Award! Barb and her team from Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, IN, were awarded for their “Early Initiation of Pumping at Community East Maternity”. They developed a strategy to get mothers of all breastfed babies admitted to the […]




For more than two decades, First Candle and CJ Foundation for SIDS have focused on a shared intent – reducing the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Stillbirth and supporting those who have experienced a loss.   We have worked with researchers, supported local organizations, and developed programs and […]




CJ First Candle is proud to serve as an official charity partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon! The TCS New York City Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, November 5th, offers an unique and wide-reaching platform for our devoted charity runners to raise awareness and funds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden […]




According to new safe sleep recommendations, infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents – but on a separate surface, such as a crib or bassinet, and never on a couch, armchair or soft surface — to decrease the risks of sleep-related deaths, according to new safe sleep recommendations and guidelines released by the […]