About Our Injury Prevention & Death Review Initiative
There is no greater tragedy than the death of a child. Each year, more than half of deaths among children 1-17 years of age are from unintentional injuries, self-harm and homicides. Additionally, nearly 1 in 10 infant deaths are sudden and unexpected.
In 2005, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services identified the need to build a comprehensive death review system and worked in partnership with the Alliance to create Keeping Kids Alive (KKA) in Wisconsin.
The injury prevention and death review initiative is funded in part by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Title V Maternal Child Health grant.