Child Death Review (CDR) was founded in Michigan in 1995 to enhance mortality statistics by providing richer information on the actual circumstances surrounding child deaths, truly telling the story of the a child’s death in an attempt to understand how and why the child died.
The Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry is a statewide database that tracks all sleep-related deaths in each of the 83 counties in Michigan and contains comprehensive information about the circumstances associated with the infants’ death, as well as information about the case investigation. The SUID Case Registry is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was developed to aid states in local and statewide prevention efforts.
The Citizens Review Panel (CRP) on Child Fatalities is charged with examining cases of child fatalities where the family had previous interaction with the child protection system. The panel is made up of experts representing law enforcement, child welfare, medical examiners, hospitals, the courts, and other children’s advocates. The goal is to use the information found through the panel’s work to improve the child protection system and prevent future child fatalities.
The Purpose of Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is to conduct comprehensive multidisciplinary review of fetal and infant deaths to understand how a wide array of local social, economic, public health, educational, environmental and safety issues relate to the tragedy of infant loss; and use the findings to take action that can prevent other infant deaths and improve the systems of care and resources for women, infants, and families.
The Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry gathers information to learn more about young people who die suddenly and unexpectedly. The goals of the SDY Case Registry are to count the number of cases, understand the causes and risk factors, and inform prevention strategies for infants, children, and young adults up to age of 18 who die suddenly and unexpectedly.