Child Death Review2019-08-23T11:20:27+00:00

Child Death Review Teams

In Wisconsin, child death review (CDR) teams primarily review deaths of infants and children, ages 0 to 18, which are reportable to the medical examiner or coroner. The purpose of CDR is to better understand the risk factors and circumstances surrounding a child’s death and to develop policy and program recommendations to prevent future deaths.

Keeping Kids Alive Guidebook

Learn best practices for setting up a death review team, conducting effective reviews, and entering and analyzing data.

Child Death Review Report Form

Use this case report form to enter data into the National Fatality Review Case Reporting System.

Map of Wisconsin CDR Teams

View CDR team locations and Alliance support staff.

Team Coordinator Resources

These resources will be useful for local child death review team coordinators.

CDR Case Confidentiality Form Template

CDR Case Confidentiality Form Template

This document explains confidentiality expectations for CDR participants. At each meeting, all team members and guests should sign the agreement.

CDR Case List Template

CDR Case List Template

This form can be used to share case information prior to the meeting. Team members can then determine which information from their investigation will help the team identify risk factors and prevention recommendations.

CDR Interagency Agreement Template

CDR Interagency Agreement Template

This agreement outlines the CDR team’s purpose and participation expectations. It should be signed by agency or department leaders.

CDR Prevention Recommendations Tracking Template

CDR Prevention Recommendations Tracking Template

CDR teams can use this document to keep track of prevention recommendations. It is meant to be a working document; information can be added as more discussion and progress unfolds.

DHS and WIC Memorandum of Understanding

DHS and WIC Memorandum of Understanding

This MOU promotes the confidential sharing of WIC information with CDR and FIMR review teams and their local health department representatives.

Sample Meeting Notice

Sample Meeting Notice

Local teams can utilize this template if they are required to follow the open meetings law.

    Case Reporter Resources

    These resources will be useful for team members that enter case information.

    Case Report by Agency Version 5

    Case Report by Agency Version 5

    This document matches questions from the case report to the agency most likely to have the information. Share this document with your team members to help them prepare for the review.

    Case Reporting System Version 5

    Case Reporting System Version 5

    Local teams enter review information into the Case Reporting System. Learn helpful tips about version 5 of the case report.

    Creating Cases from Vital Record Import

    Creating Cases from Vital Record Import

    Creating new cases from linked birth and death records can save time when completing a case report. Learn how to create cases using the case import function.

    SUID Case Registry Overview

    SUID Case Registry Overview

    Wisconsin participates in the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about the Registry.

    SUID Priority Variables

    SUID Priority Variables

    This document lists the case report questions that are highest priority for all infant deaths that are included in the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry.

      SUID Case Registry

      The Alliance is the Wisconsin grantee for the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry. A SUID is defined as the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than 1 year old, that does not seem to have a specific cause before investigation. The SUID Case Registry works to to improve the quality of SUID investigations by gathering population-based data on the risk factors and circumstances leading to these deaths.

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      SDY Case Registry

      The Alliance is the Wisconsin grantee for the Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry, a national program that works to understand and prevent the causes of sudden death in infants and children up to age 20. We identify SDY cases in Wisconsin and work with families to obtain blood or tissue samples for further research.

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      Self-Care

      Reviewing child deaths is a key step in developing injury prevention efforts. However, this work can take a toll, both mentally and physically. It’s important to be aware of how your work impacts you and to take action to find balance in your life.

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      Contact Our Staff

      Amanda Bagin
      Project Manager
      (414) 337-4565
      abagin@chw.org

      Karen Nash
      Project Manager
      (414) 337-4567
      knash@chw.org

      Joanna O’Donnell
      Project Coordinator
      (414) 337-4571
      jodonnell@chw.org

      Natasha Tynczuk, MPH
      Data Project Manager
      (414) 337-4568
      ntynczuk@chw.org

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