Discuss • Prevent • Save Lives

The death of a child is a tragic event, especially if that death could have been prevented. Keeping Kids Alive (KKA) in Wisconsin is a system of multidisciplinary county and regional-based review teams. The purpose of these teams 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 Overview

Learn more about the Keeping Kids Alive program.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Report: Data from 2019-2021 (Released 2024)

Infant mortality is a national and local public health concern. View the most recent SUID data in Wisconsin.

2015-2019 CDR Infographic Series (Released 2022)

View this infographic series highlighting data related to motor vehicle crashes, suicide, homicide, and drowning.

Keeping Kids Alive in Wisconsin

Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) &
Child Death Review (CDR)

FIMR teams review stillbirths and infant deaths, up to age 365 days, to improve birth outcomes and reduce disparities. CDR teams primarily review unexpected deaths of infants and children, ages 0 to 18. Interagency collaboration allows FIMR and CDR teams to make data-driven prevention recommendations.

Learn about CDR & FIMR

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Registry

The Alliance is the Wisconsin grantee for the SUID Case Registry. The SUID Case Registry works 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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Sleep Baby Safe

We want all babies to sleep safely. Each year, more than 3,500 U.S. infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of these deaths occur in an unsafe sleep environment. The Alliance actively works to develop tools to enhance local efforts to promote a consistent and clear safe sleep message and other resources for professionals working with families.

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Wisconsin Child Death Review State Advisory Council

The Council is composed of experts from across the state, including representatives from state departments, health systems, advocacy groups, and coroners and medical examiners. The Council monitors statewide CDR and FIMR data, provides policy guidance and supports local death review teams. Additionally, the Council reviews cases when there is no CDR team where the death occurred, or when a local team requests a review. The Alliance helps to facilitate Council meetings and membership.

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“Even as we grieve our loss, we must seek whatever good can come from such a catastrophic event. We must find how the death could have been prevented, so that other children might be spared the same fate.”

– William H. Perloff, M.D.
Former Chair, Wisconsin Child Death Review Council

Contact Our Staff

Karen Nash, MBA
Program Leader
(414) 337-4567

Amy L. Cline, MSW, APSW
Program Manager
(414) 337-4565

Natasha Horst, MPH
Data Program Manager
(414) 337-4568

Joanna O’Donnell, GC-C
Program Manager
(414) 337-4571

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Keeping Kids Alive Connection: News for Your Review

Connection to a wide range of resources providing guidance and support, to ensure teams can conduct effective review meetings.

Keeping Kids Alive in Wisconsin is funded in part by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public, MCH Title V Services Block grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

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