Injury is the leading cause of death for Wisconsin residents ages 1 to 44. Each year more than 150 Wisconsin children die from an injury. From 2008-11, suffocation was the leading cause of death for Wisconsin children younger than age 18. For infants younger than age 1, prematurity accounts for more than 50 percent of all deaths.
However, even one infant or child death is too many. We must better understand how and why deaths occur and take action to prevent injuries and deaths.
The Alliance leads the Keeping Kids Alive in Wisconsin program in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health, Title V Program. Keeping Kids Alive is comprised of child death review and fetal infant mortality review teams in each county or region. The teams are multidisciplinary and prevention focused. The Alliance assists local communities with establishing local teams and implementing prevention strategies based on recommendations developed from data gathered during child death and fetal infant mortality reviews.
For more information, please contact Karen Nash at (414) 337-4567.