About Our Grief and Bereavement Initiative
On average, one infant per week dies suddenly and unexpectedly in Wisconsin. We want families that experience an unexpected infant death to have access to the grief support and bereavement resources they need. The Infant Death Center (IDC) has served Wisconsin families for more than 30 years. The IDC was formerly administered by Children’s Wisconsin. In 2010, the hospital asked the Alliance to administer the IDC due to strong programmatic connections through the Keeping Kids Alive initiative and our work on infant mortality.
The Infant Death Center is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public, MCH Title V Services Block grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Children’s Wisconsin Foundation. Donations from additional generous donors help us reach more families and increase our educational efforts to prevent infant deaths.