Update On NISSA & INWSIDS
“Good planning without good working is nothing.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
After looking at the strengths and challenges of each organization via multiple strategic planning sessions with my board of directors, a decision has been made. Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation will official dissolve on December 31, 2019 and all assets will be given to Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance. NISSA will serve as the mothership organization and house our two major programs “Healing Together” and “Safe Start Northwest” .
“Healing Together” is our emotional support program serving anyone affected by a pregnancy or infant loss no matter the cause of death.
“Safe Start Northwest” is our child safety program and includes the following:
“Safe Sleep for Northwest Babies” is our safe sleep education training and classes for medical professionals, parents, caregivers, childcare providers and anyone caring for an infant. This includes our crib and sleepsack partner distribution.
“Public Safety Initiative” includes our training for first responders such as fire, police and EMS and our ABC’s of Safe Sleep decal program.
“Sudden Infant Death Scene Investigation” includes trainings for coroners, medical examiners and police on how to perform a thorough investigation when an infant dies.
“North Idaho Child Passenger Safety Team” provides safety checks, car seats, agency training and parental education to the north ID community.
Combining efforts in a planned and strategic manner has already proven successful for the people we serve! I’m looking forward to a bright future of saving the lives of our children!