Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-6), third from left, Laura Crandall, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the SUDC Foundation, third from right, and other advocates attend the signing of the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (SUDDEAA) in 2014 with President Barack Obama.  

The SUDC Foundation advocates for the SUDC community! We are leading efforts to ensure comprehensive and standardized death investigations, advocates for fair treatment of and appropriate medical care for families and thorough data collection to improve our understanding of SUDC!

Learn about our efforts and how you can get involved below!

U.S. Federal Efforts:

U.S. State Efforts:

International Efforts:

  • Canadian petition to create new 12-week leave policy for bereaved parents.

Are you interested in policy change in your city, county, state or country? Please contact us to help!

Sonya Winchell gave testimony before the Assembly Appropriations Committee on May 7, 2014. Along with Assembly Member Cooley, Sonya worked to amend California State Law to expand the duties of local agencies and coroners dealing with sudden death in childhood.Watch the video of her testimony


Senator Casey speaks on the Senate floor in support of Scarlett's Sunshine Act in December 2018