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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 in Wisconsin Guidebook

Information on setting up a death review team, conducting effective reviews, as well as entering and analyzing data. View guidebook.

Child Death Review (CDR)

CDR teams primarily review deaths of infants and children, ages 0 to 18, which are reportable to the medical examiner or coroner. Interagency collaboration allows data-driven prevention recommendations.

Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)

FIMR teams review stillbirths and infant deaths (up to age 365 days) to improve birth outcomes and reduce disparities. Mothers who have experienced losses are offered maternal interviews to share their lived experiences.

Child Death Review Council (Council)

The Council provides policy guidance, reviews statewide data to identify trends and supports local death review teams. The goal of the CDR Council is to reduce preventable childhood deaths.

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin leads the KKA program in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health, Title V Program. The Alliance supports teams by providing technical assistance, training and prevention resources.

For more information, please contact Karen Nash at (414) 337-4567.

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Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Report - 2015

(released November 2017)